ASL, wow, who knew this would be so taxing on my brain cells? I’m really excited to learn a new language, but always thought it would be a hearing language, you know something like, French. So, I’m challenged by this and hope in 6 months I will be able to talk to my son in law’s father, who is deaf. Usually, when I see him I say “hi,” and run away. So the next time I see him I will be able to say “hi,” and at least ask him, “how are you doing?” Then run away, mostly because I’m shy and ASL is not a shy language.
As people, it’s important to step out of our comfort zone and do things that will help us grow. The natural response to things hard, in my case, is to not do it or fight against it. But I’m going to learn ASL because it’s the right thing to do, since I have a son-in-law, whose father is not hearing. Why should either of us be left out of the conversation, because learning something new is hard?
My daughter has learned sign language so quickly. She is very fluent after only 4 months or so, which is brilliant, it doesn’t hurt that her husband is completely fluent since it’s his dad that is deaf, but if she can do it, so can I. Learning how to sign opens up a whole other world, that was completely closed to me. Who knows, what will happen after I learn this language, maybe I will take this further to the college level, well, we shall see, but thanks internet for helping me get started, ok now I gotta get to work!!! ~ Musings&Rants