Sometimes I find it hard to tell people that I am studying Korean. It’s something that I am very proud of and it makes me happy, yet I still feel like I have to hide it. I guess it boils down to a fear of rejection. Will people think I’m weird or a smart-ass because I’m learning another language? Will they think there is no need to learn a language that isn’t taught it schools very often? I receive very little support from my family and friends. My family seems to think that it’s a good idea unless I start to speak to them in Korean. Most of my friends don’t know because it’s not something I feel comfortable sharing. My number one support comes from my girlfriend, who introduced Korean culture. Although she’s not learning Korean, she lets me teach her things. She gets excited when I reach a milestone. She is happy that I’m happy….Is that too much to ask for?