After a great nights rest I woke up to probably the best thing as a teacher, sounds of children laughing and getting off the bus for school. My host mom walked me and my roommate to the school and dropped us off like it was our first day of school. I had the nerves to prove it too. Our placement test was nerve racking but the more we went the more comfortable I became. ECELA is nothing like language learning back in the states. It is so much more comfortable. In my conversation class a lot of my Spanish came flooding back and I actually had a few small decent conversations (with only one French word slip up). The lunch at ECELA was my very first Empanada. Empanada es muy bien. Then off to Universidad we went. We stuck out like a sore thumb but were welcomed by everyone with a smile. We had presentations from multiple people involved from the education department and international affairs. They were all so wonderful and full of great knowledge. After, we went exploring to the mall. We did have a little rough patch but that is when I had my “light bulb” moment. Yes, it was awful I thought to myself but I have made it this far nothing is stopping me. And that is when it hit me. I am in Chile teaching, learning, and exploring on my own. I am honestly really proud reflecting to myself about that. Then we went back to ECELA for a BBQ. We had lots of food and conversation. I also broke out of my shell and made a new friend from California who is in the military and I danced (or tried to). Well only two days in and ready for more.