Well, it's been a little while since I've been able to post. Between prepping for the Staatsexamen, recovering from the Staatsexamen, and prepping for and going on vacation in Canada, I've been neglecting my little blog here. But now that I'm back and only suffering from the crazy induced by school summer vacation, I can give the blog the TLC it deserves.
And with that, I can also share a little good news *coughcoughbraggingcoughcouch* ... ahem.
My exam results came in while we were on vacation, and I passed all four sections of the exam!
I have no idea what the numbers mean other than "passing" - which is good enough to snag a nifty looking diploma and update my CV with an official "Look, I'm officially not completely helpless in Dutch" status.
While I can be continue to be self deprecating here (it is a favorite hobby of mine, after all), I do have to admit that I am rather proud of myself. It's taken 2 years of hard work to get to this point, and while my Dutch is far from perfect I've come quite a long way. And I give a lot of thanks to Mark (and by extension, the Little Man) for supporting me and making my formal lessons possible, and my friends and colleagues at Bogaers Taleninstituut for teaching and supporting me through the last 2 years.
And thanks to the rest of you who've come along with my so far. I'm not done yet, so let's see how far I can take this thing.