Today, I had my first Spanish class. It was insane. After leaving the classroom, and to put this quite bluntly, it felt like someone strapped a Spanish dictionary to their foot and roundhouse kicked me in the face repeatedly. The profesora and I traded off reading paragraphs describing the formation of Latin American countries, the leaders that facilitated this formation, how the colonization of certain areas effected the import and export of goods, the introduction of slaves and it’s effect on certain areas, and how different types of government worked positively and negatively in different countries. This is information that I’d have a bit of difficulty understanding in English, and I just finished digesting 17 pages of it in Spanish. I’m going to be learning far too quickly. And love/hating it.