I need something to reprendre la morale. This CAPES thing does NOT seem to be advancing, at least regarding grammar + translation (am learning TONS about British history and anglophone cultures, have lots of new trivia to bring up at dinner parties). Okay that’s not exactly true. Translation seems to be getting a little better. But with every little thing that gets a little better, another thing seems to come up that I am utterly unprepared for. I’m just having trouble envisaging how, between now and November, I’m going to be able to do all that I need to be able to do! And given that this is all I do all day, it’s a little demoralizing.
Also, there’s very little to take my mind off of it right now. I really have only a couple of friends in town right now and I can’t jeopardize them every night like I can my old roommates (who are currently rock-climbing in Austria). Come evening there’s not a whole lot else to do than just more reading.
But at least I have a super cute new Twitter button.