Since so many people expect me to speak Spanish and since I am brown and then there's that whole thing about how it's the second most spoken language in the US and it will make me more of an asset when applying for jobs *big breath* I signed up for a Spanish class starting Monday. I'm looking forward to it, it will be good to get out of the house and meet new people.
A local college is offering Chinuk Wawa, a language spoken by tribal people throughout the Pacific Northwest. The beginning class isn't offered this spring but I think it sounds interesting, so I'm keeping an eye out for it this summer and Fall. Like German I may not have many opportunities to speak it on the streets but I still think it will be educational.
Anyway, now that I'm taking up Spanish (again) I need to do something that involves speaking in front of people. My position at my last job helped me a bit with this, but I need more work. That and being more assertive. Any ideas on what I could do that will teach me to be assertive at the appropriate times?