Thursday, November 26, 2009


marks the day of my three months being here. The day I arrived was August 26, 2009. wow. It seems like such a long time ago but three months is nothing. It’s a summer basically. I am being harder on myself with learning the language because everyone knows English here and I really really want to master Croatian. Or at least carry on a conversation in Croatian. I will, I know I will.

Thanksgiving marks my progress here in this amazing city. It’s surreal, really, that I am even here. I am living this dream. My dream. I don’t know how to explain it. Anyway, I am doing better at trying to be better at Croatian (does that make sense?) and I have friends and I love my life. I don’t want to go home. I am supposed to be here and it’s great.

I don’t know what else to say? Wish you guys were here to experience this so I didn’t have to find words to describe this crazy dream. Christmas is going to weird I feel and I desperately would like a Jewish Christmas with my exchange friends just to avoid the awkward Christmas celebration with my host family.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Studenog 2009

It’s my sister’s birthday today! And she is 13! HOW SPECIAL.

and I am in Croatia. November has been a good month. Lots of laughs, lots of fun and lots of being comfortable where I am now. It might have taken some time to get fully adjusted to my new where abouts but it has finally happened. And I have also come to the conclusion that there will be set backs but you will always get up and brush off and move on with your life.

So learning Croatian is getting a little bit easier now that we have moved on from learning the genitive, locative and the accusative of nouns…yippy. THOSE WERE FUN! Anyway, we are now learning verbs…verbs verbs…are my favorite because we are learning to conjugate them!! And now I am thankful that I took three years of Spanish because it taught be about all the wonderful verb tenses and conjugation! Let’s see what I can come up with:

Ja volim spavati puno. I like to sleep a lot.

Ja jedim dobro hvana. I eat a lot of good food.

Ti si čitaš moj blog. You are reading my blog.

Ja sam Amerikanka. Take a wild guess.

So this might not show you the best results of my process in Croatian but at least I am getting somewhere.

So Zagreb has already decided that Christmas can’t come soon enough so they have put up LIGHTS everywhere. But they are not lit. BOOO. There is only about 40 days till Christmas now….ahhhhh.

so I don’t know what else to tell you, email me, facebook me or something! IDK.

TO SUM THINGS UP! I love my life here, I love all my wonderful friends here and I never want to go back to America!

Good luck to those who are applying for exchange next year!