However, this is suitable up to a point, and I am aware that I couldn’t have gone this far without the wonderful lessons donated by Englishour School to the EVS volunteers. Thanks to the superb teachers there I was able to correct the huge amount of mistakes I was making without me noticing. Anyway, all this doesn’t mean my real English is perfect, so I will keep working on it. At this point I’d like to thank everyone at the YMCA that has ever spoken to me more slowly, repeated an idiom, explained a new word, taught me Irish slang, or taken the time to be patient with my failures translating Spanish terms to English and come up with an alternative for me (you guys don’t have the word touristic! My bad. But I seriously think you need put it into the dictionary, as it accurately describes what Temple Bar is, much more accurately than the correct one, ‘touristy’, which for me sounds unnecessary posh).
On another topic, these days I have had the opportunity to join the Youth Work team in a Residential in Carlingford -lovely place-, a cooking workshop, and in an outing in Howth.
The young people had a good time and it was a great way of strengthening bonds with the leaders, keeping the young ones engaged. My mission there was to take pictures of all the experience in order to create a thank you album and video to send the sponsors. But I really appreciated the time with the kids, and it has granted me a deeper knowledge regarding the YMCA mission and its importance in these children’s lives & opportunities.
Certainly, my EVS has granted me that state of mind.
My wish now is that the young people here learns to be resilient as soon as possible (ideally much earlier than me) so they can grab the best options they are provided with and don’t let them go without fighting!