To me, the grammar structures are more similar to English than to French, so sometimes I find myself thinking of a phrase in English word order, adding French vocab and then saying it in Creole. Right, someday soon hopefully I’ll simplify the routine and just start with that last step!
What surprised me the most about intensive language study is how unsettling emotional the whole process can be.
For the first time since October, I have slept in the same bed for over three weeks! Feels good to be more stable and not living out of a suitcase. Beyond the apartment, reunions with old friends have made the move feel even more like a home-coming.