Language Learning Challenges suck sometimes. Yeah, I said it! You are learning something new every day, and you’re not allowing your brain to marinate on that information. Change my mind!

You’ve probably heard of the many ways you could learn a language. But have you ever tried learning a language while learning a new skill?

There are several reasons why I quit 750words.com. First off, remember what I said at the beginning? One night where my brother-in-law decided to talk my ear off, I completely forgot about writing.

Thirty-one days of absolute madness on my side, how about you? From summoning resources from every corner of the web and my local library to sleepless nights trying to figure out why my writing looks like cursive and less like the Persian alphabet.

I have family everywhere! I consider close friends part of that family, too. Therefore, I’m just sharing a bit about my immediate family members. Nothing major. I’ll leave that for a future AMA.

My day was pretty mellow actually. I had so much to do, and I didn’t have time to go to the library or the post office. The weather WAS nice, but unfortunately I was stuck indoors for the day. BOO!

Weekends are really when I get most of my tasks done. During the week it’s nothing but work, study, work, eat cheese, and then eat more cheese. When making my to-do list, I wasn’t worried about heavy grammar.

“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” Rudyard Kipling Fun Facts about Iran Iran is one of the world’s biggest producers of saffron, caviar, and pistachios! When visiting someone in Iran, it is customary to bring pastries or flowers. Alcohol is banned. I’m surprised by the caviar, to be honest.

There I was minding my own business and looking up the days of the week when I came across the Iranian Solar Hijri Calendar. It is also called the Shamsi Hijri Calendar. Instead of months like the traditional Gregorian calendar you and I are used to, it is decided by astronomical calculation for the Iran Standard Time meridian (52.5° E; UTC+03:30).

I can’t even count the number of times I felt I was going to tear my hair out while learning Persian (Fārsī). Last night while having a sushi dinner with my husband George, our waiter’s eyes bugged out of his head when I told him I was learning Persian (Fārsī). Somedays I wonder if I like the abuse.