I just took my first lesson in European Portuguese using the Pimsleur Method. @jean recommended this method to me, with the first lesson free on Apple Books. I decided to try that before diving in any deeper. Thirty minutes later and I feel exhausted, as though my head has been used as a punch bag!

The “I can’t do this” side of me wants to throw the towel in and run for the hills. The “I want to do this” side of me is saying to buy the next few lessons.

I am not a language person, I tell myself, but deep down I want to crack this one. It’s a daily commitment. Come on, David. You can do this…🫣