I am a slow packer, but I suppose that indicates how much I really don’t want to move. I would like to come back in like 3 months, but I am not sure how likely it will be that I will find a good job. What I am finding that is distressing, however, is the bilingual requirement, even for writers. Bilingualism is essential for me. Do you know how many job opportunities I had to pass up because I wasn’t bilingual? Way to many. And it is even more frustrating when those jobs are for writers. For instance, I saw a posting on cragislist– it was perfect for my level of experience. The kicker? “Mulit-lingual.” I could apply anyway, but in Miami, there are tons of people who have my experience, but can speak Spanish, so why bother?
I studied spanish for 5 years, and I can barely speak a lick. Okay, I can speak some spanish, if I had to: very poorly, with tons of errors, but any spanish speaker could understand me. I know my pronounciation is good, and spanish speakers are confused when I tell them I dont really speak and am not fluent. Do you think I could learn spanish in 3 months? I even have rosetta stone. Or at least get to a working knowledge of spanish? I could at least have a knowlege of how the language is put together and thus have a working knowlege. I keep saying that I am going to learn, but since I have to move back home, I am damn well going to try. It will open so many doors for me.