|Intently practicing my calligraphy|
I graduated from college close to 6 years ago and up until recently, I hadn't set foot in a classroom since. This year I changed all that by enrolling in not one, but two classes. The first was copperplate calligraphy at Ferney Art Studio. For four Saturdays, I got up at 8am to learn the art of beautiful writing with my best friend. I finished the course a few months ago and while my talents aren't going to get me wedding invitation jobs anytime soon, it was fun and with some more practice I should at least be able to send out pretty Christmas and birthday cards one day (or perfectly replicate my blog header).
For my second course I enrolled in a beginning Spanish class, which I now take one evening a week. I'm brushing up on my high school español so I can hopefully carry on an intelligent conversation with my in-laws in their native tongue. Until I get to that level I'm enjoying my weekly date with my 6 other classmates, who I now know by nombre. I'm feeling much more productive than I did watching the real housewives of whatever which is what I was typically doing when I came home from work... and I get to cross learning the language off my new years resolution list! If you find yourself bored on the weeknights, I highly recommend signing up for any class that even slightly motivates you. After all, you can always DVR Joe Giudice.