I am enormously grateful for what you (singular) do and you (plural) in the shape of the ever extending SSiW/SSi family.
I’m thinking of starting a new thread to try to nail my own thoughts and feelings about “where I got into difficulty” (apparently) on the 6mws course. As if difficulty is a bad thing, because “difficulty” is the first sign of - the potentially enormously useful and positive - “creative tension”.
I am a little hesitant to spill my guts on the forum without thinking through what the process is leading to. At the moment the kernel, (the core of the kernel in a nutshell!) and possibly my topic line goes: Three weeks to finish 6mws and still salmon pink on the forum?
At least some of what is in there is the topic of the “availability”** of people doing the 6mws to /for (various elements of) the experience.
Part of that is definitely the idea of degrees of isolation/alienation [from parts of self, parts of own experience, parts of learning academic/emotional/social, from culture(s) in the mix], and the process of embedding/disembedding/re-embedding that is going on.
Another key is your own and the collective concept of the creation of a Welsh speaker. Not everything can, or at least is likely to, happen within the space of the 6 months, unless you are, say, 13 years old and fully embedded in Wales.
So pacing and differences of emphasis are in there too. Homecoming/reconnection for those families touched by migration issues is a big ‘un, which is why this has landed prematurely here. To be continued… (but if you have thoughts about where/whether to post, please let me know.
I am in an “just a few weeks to complete an integration/integrity process” mode. That is my “location”, too. Not strictly where my physical embodiment is, i.e. the location of the corpse I too easily get temporarily detached from, that becomes the Zombie around me, for whose initial evil spellbinding the 6mws course has proved to have been the healing antidote.