The secondary role is not too bad
Let?s switch to practical classes! There I have another big challenge to master: We are a group of six people. Two of them are Erasmus students and the rest Spanish. I am really talented in organizing, keep track of the project and to work efficient. (Maybe you think that?s typical german, but it?s not! 😀 I?ve got lots of proofs!) Now I am in a Spanish group work and sometimes I don?t understand when they start to discuss topics and approach. So exactly where I have my strengths I can?t get active. It?s not just that I can?t follow the discussion, it?s as well that I can?t express myself to help organising. I am just sitting there. I try to keep up, to follow and to talk and give advices. But I simple can?t give the 100% I?m used to give back home. And that feeling is challenging me. Well, that means it?s time to get a new role in group work and to discover the advantages of the secondary role. And I start to like it as well. 🙂 At least I?ve got some nice company in almost all my classes of other Erasmus students who I can share my experiences with. You?re never alone!
Home, sweet home!
After four hours of classes I finished for today and I am happy to relax my mind again. Since I live in Spain I don?t want to talk spanish to Gonzalo anymore. I?m so happy to come home and to know, I can speak and express myself in an easy and understandable way. It?s like a release, a huge present. I start to appreciate every moment when I speak to someone without struggling. Soon I will talk in Spanish without any struggles but by then there will be new challenges coming up.