A Spanish springboard
So, I'm back in the Netherlands, I'm settled in, and I've been thinking about working more on French.
But I can't seem to get myself to do it.
I have been trying to force myself to practice a language I'm not particularly fond of, and it doesn't help that I don't have many current friends who speak French. Of course I could make new ones, but it's a totally different level of inspiration versus when I was learning Dutch while interacting with four Dutchies regularly. For this reason, I am dropping French until I actually know a few French people and feel more inspired to learn it. In its place will be a language I've actually had considerable training in through middle and high school, which gives me a strong backbone off which to spring.
Which language am I talking about? Why, Spanish, of course!
I haven't been in a terrible rush in the past to work more on Spanish because it's been so long since I've had it in school that whatever I remember now will likely take years more to go away, if it ever does. That means that it wouldn't really matter if I picked up the pieces and began marching again today or years from now; I'd still have a similar springboard.
I've always liked learning about Spain's language better than France's (but about France's culture better than Spain's), so now I can get back to doing what I love doing: learning a language that I'm very interested in and will see the benefits of immediately. :D