Hiya! I’m a 23 year old Boston girl from the US of A— I recently forced myself away from academia to spend some time thinking things over in Rio de Janeiro. Now I’m on a quest to become fluent in Brazilian Portuguese in ~6 months “on the ground” in The Marvelous City.
This is my blog to document my inspiration, progress, frustrations, and victories while learning how to speak, read, write, and understand my new language. I’ve never done something like this before, but with the right mindset I’m going to meet my goals and finish my mission.
Meanwhile, I’ll be working at a local media company, learning my new city, making friends, experiencing cultural freefall, and slowly becoming more carioca.
If you are also learning a language, thinking about learning a language, interested in Brazil and Brazilian Portuguese, or just thinking about personal challenges, positive thinking, life questing, goal-setting, or dreamlining, then welcome!
Follow me and give me a heads up about your goals/mission. Beijos de uma gringa feliz!