Now that i am in a happy new family and am very accustomed to my new daily life, i have realized that i have no troubles, besides having too many things to do that i can´t fit them all in.
Right now i am taking Portuguese classes with about 20 other exchange students who are living in Belo Horizonte with me. They are three times a week and i have gotten to really enjoy them because i have gotten to know all the exchange students very well because we are together for six hours of class and then go out afterwards. I am so happy that i have a solid group of people that i can count on at any moment. Unfortunately the lessons will end next week on Monday so i guess we are going to have to try a little harder to get together but that wont be a problem because we are always in touch.
I also am going to start taking kick boxing classes two days a week so i can stay in shape. In my last house i was able to run outside and around the lake because i lived out of the city but now i live in the heart of the city and there is no running area. People do run in the middle median which separates the two lanes of road but i am always returning home around 7 or 8 every night because of my late school schedule and hour long bus ride so it is not very safe if i ran at night time. So boxing and the building work out area is where is am exercising now, or attempting to.
The exchange students in Brazil have an option to go on several trips around Brazil and i have decided to go on the Northeast trip. This trip takes a bus load or two of exchange students for one month to tour all of the Northeast beaches of Brazil and Rio! I have heard from everyone that this trip is the best trip that they offer and you get to see so much of Brazil. I am extatic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The trip in from Jan. 4-26th so hopefully i will be a little tan by the time i return to BH and not a tomato!