This Blog is Still Here? I thought it was eaten by leprachauns…

Well hi there. I’ve gotta say, I’m kinda impressed that you’re reading this. I haven’t updated in such a long time that the small fanbase I’d begun to develop is surely content reading other blogs with actual updates and have completely forgotten about my foray into Scottish Gaelic.

I feel really bad for having been gone so very long. This is my last year as an undergraduate, I get my diploma in May, and I’m desperately trying to get my grad school applications completed and my writing sample written. Basically, I’ve been incapable of thinking about anything but making my applications so good no school in its right mind will turn me down, and it turns out that’s harder than it sounds. I have a feeling I have not achieved that goal, but if I get in to at least one school I’ll be a happy camper.

Anyway, now that the applications are almost finished and life is a tad bit calmer, I decided it was time to bring both this blog and the language lessons that go with it out of hibernation for awhile. I’m really excited to get back to it, and I promise I will maintain a regular schedule of updates (I’m planning on 1-2 a week right now, probably on Wednesdays and Fridays). Also, I finally got a webcam, so my video lessons will be much improved, at least in the visual department. Maybe it will help distract from the atrocity that is my accent.

Anyway, that was all a very long-winded way of saying ‘Hey look, I’m back!’ Later today there will be a video lesson, probably just a recap of what we learned when last I attempted this, so we can remind ourselves what we know already and not feel lost going into new stuff. I say us, but I mean me, I imagine I’ve probably forgotten everything I learned previously and will be forced to start over. Oh well, ce la vie. I’ll know it better after a second pass anyway.

I’m really glad you’re reading this, be it for the first time or a reintroduction after a long absence, I hope you’ll enjoy it, and I hope it will help you in your language learning endeavors, whether they’re Scottish Gaelic or Chinese or Cherokee knowing someone else is out their struggling through the same basic trial, and exploring someone else’s methods and resources, can really help with the process. So please persevere, even if you take long holidays or get frustrated and give up for a while, keep trying and let yourself come back to it, and I’ll be right there with you.

Wow, that was sappy. I’m going to get off here now before the crows come to steal all the corn I’m tossing around. I’ll post a video in a bit, and I promise to be just as snarky as ever and mercifully cheese-less. No heart-warming messages, promise.