Hey everyone, I know it has been a while since I’ve last posted, as I have been very busy with just life in general. Milestones, Achievements, Travel ect. That being said, I will try and write like I used to, as best as I can.
Sticking to the name of this post, Something Old, Something New. I will tell you what that entitles. I am beginning to learn a new language. Although I have learned a new language before, this time around is an entirely different language. Before, when I was living in Japan, of course I was learning Japanese. But now, having been in the states for the past 7 years, I choosing to learn a language from a place I’ve always wanted to go. Russia.
Not only is Russian one of my favorite sounding languages in the world, but the country its self, is one that I wish to journey to in the not to distant future. Something about traveling across the world, gives me a sense of freedom, and exploration, as I would imagine I am not the only one whom gets this feeling.
Growing up in Japan, as a military brat, I was able to travel around from town to town, and see things through young eyes, places I’ve never been before, things I’ve never seen before and people I’ve never talked to before. Being a young kid in a foreign country was both the greatest experience I’ve had, and quite the eye opener, that North America isn’t the only part of the world. For those of you whom haven’t left North America, I strongly urge that you try it at least once in your life. And don’t wait to long to do it, like I feel I have with learning a new language.
At first, learning a new language seemed like a monumental task. Having to learn to read, write and speak a whole new language. It seems like a lot at first, but I try not to go about it like that. I rather like to think of it as a whole new form of communication, a way to extend your knowledge and a way to talk with people, and get to know people, hear their life story and maybe share some knowledge. Something that I’ve always wanted to be able to do, is be able to talk to someone from another part of the world, and share stories with this person. Who would I be to this person? Would I be this amazing kid that people tell me I am? Would I be just some average Joe to them? And what would they be to me? Would they be just some average Joe from across the world? Maybe being average somewhere other then here, is amazing to someone from here. A million opportunities and possibilities open up when learning a new way of communication.
I know it really helped knowing Japanese when we lived there, though I was not fluent in the language. I could understand my fair share, to help me during my time there. Something like asking for help when lost, to just finding a sign that says “Bathroom” When it all comes down to it, knowing a little, can help out a lot.
I’ve been very blessed to be able to travel with my family, in my life. See different places, and meet different people. Get to make a new home, away from home. And learn to love it so, that when you go back home, you miss being away from it.
I really do urge you to try something new in your life, something that you’ve always wanted to do, but have always waited, or put off. There are 7 days in a week, and “someday” isn’t one of them.
Sort of a short post tonight, I felt like I could write something small to hopefully start something more in the near future, as I really need to continue posting on here.
Hope you all enjoy it, and thank you for reading!