Then I realized that I was really researching these things for myself just as much as for my son. I could learn a foreign language or learn to play the piano. I didn't need to keep telling myself how nice it would be to know these things, but I could actually do it.
With Spanish, I took 2 years of it in high school so I do already have some knowledge to build on, but I was never to a point where I could speak the language and I really have a hard time trying to figure out what someone is saying if they are speaking Spanish. So this week I have bought a really nice Spanish learning program called TELL ME MORE that uses conversational learning. I had already bought a couple little Spanish for Dummies books that talk about some of the basics. I am also looking through my web page with free foreign language resources to see what resources I might like. I am working a bit with my son also on this as I am learning.
It seems hard to believe that at some point I might actually be able to speak Spanish and understand Spanish. There are so many other things that I would like to learn too. I think I need to make a list so I can see these things in black and white and then decide which things are reasonable for me to learn.
What are the things you have told yourself would be nice to know how to do but you just haven't taken the steps to make happen? I am sharing this to inspire others to move past the thinking that you will never know something that you think would be nice to know, but to make the decision to go ahead and take the steps forward to making it happen. You can learn what you never thought you would.