Today I finally got to put my Spanish to use. The staff at my job either cannot speak English or it is poor. However, I was able to help. They even told me that my Spanish is actually better than their English. I was so proud of myself.
I think I have been struggling with confidence. But those I am working with are helping me gain confidence because they are encouraging and we help each other. We came to an agreement. I help them speak English and they help me with my Spanish.
Initially, I was worried I was going to get culture shock, however, I was not challenging myself, but now I am. Getting to know my coworkers has helped. I think I am gaining some comfortability here. Even making friend who are bilingual outside of my roommate. I have a little more than a month here. This should be fun.
Fun Fact: On a mac, Shift+option+? gets you the ¿. I just learned that now.