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unbound_spirit ([personal profile] unbound_spirit) wrote2008-02-09 05:06 am

Wow, okay...

-I got a REALLY AMAZING offer today from one of the summer festivals I applied to.  I will reveal all the details once I get the official letter (today I got a phone call from the director of the festival) but they're having me perform as a soloist in MULTIPLE orchestral works and chamber works.  And they're covering my expenses.  SCORE!

-I confirmed that I start Russian lessons on Monday.  I've been doing all the arrangements for lessons through this teacher's son.  Today, as I was just getting off the phone, he added on a sort of side note, "By the way, just so you know, my mother doesn't really speak very much English."  So I guess I'll be learning Russian via the IMMERSION technique! 

-Even this great offer from the festival hasn't really done much to increase my feelings of self worth.  I don't know what to do about that.  I wish I had the confidence to set boundaries with people, to tell them, "you're hurting me," and not let them talk their way out of it and turn it around on me.  How did I let someone negate my feelings so much and put me in this place so low?

[identity profile] callmetothejedi.livejournal.com 2008-02-09 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
That is fantastic about the summer festival offer. :) Way to go Pam! I hope that your Russian lessons go well. How often will you be meeting with this woman, and for how many hours each time?

*hugs* Just so you know, I think that you are AWESOME, and much more talented than me.

[identity profile] wannabediva8221.livejournal.com 2008-02-09 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
YAY PAMINA, CONGRATS!!!!! :-)

[identity profile] audesapere.livejournal.com 2008-02-09 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
well you learned English via the IMMERSION technique!

i would recommend though, trying to learn the Cyrillic alphabet before you start. because it's actually really easy, and if you can write the words down in their own alphabet you're partway to being golden. Just remember, there are letters that look & sound the same (AKTOM), letters that look the same but sound different (C,P,E, some others), letters that look like there's a conspiracy to make you think you're dyslexic, and letters that look like they actually evolved in Chernobyl. Just familiarize yourself with the letters and the sounds they represent and i think that will be much easier!

[identity profile] audesapere.livejournal.com 2008-02-09 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
oh and congrats also! awesome about the festivals, but TOTALLY UNSURPRISING.

[identity profile] ignis.livejournal.com 2008-02-09 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't understand people

[identity profile] chelovek-0.livejournal.com 2009-03-23 02:23 pm (UTC)(link)
You're full of awesomeness. Can I friend you?

You can practice your Russian with me :o).

[identity profile] unbound-spirit.livejournal.com 2009-03-31 05:37 am (UTC)(link)
Hi. Tell me more, please :) Who are you? What do you do? I would write something clever in Russian but I don't have a cyrillic alphabet on my computer.

[identity profile] chelovek-0.livejournal.com 2009-03-31 03:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmmm.....let's see... I am human of a mail species. I know I don't have much written in my journal but it should give u a general idea of what I do. Anything in particular you want to know?

I came here when I was little so my russian writing and reading skills are pretty poor but I can converse freely being that it was my first language after all.

[identity profile] chelovek-0.livejournal.com 2009-04-02 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
Hmmm.....let's see... I am human of a mail species. I know I don't have much written in my journal but it should give u a general idea of what I do. Anything in particular you want to know?

I came here when I was little so my russian writing and reading skills are pretty poor but I can converse freely being that it was my first language after all.