Here's the next clip from the interview. This one is about opening my mission call and how I prepared for my mission.
I really was surprised when I opened my call. I remember cheating and looking down to the line (even though I hadn't planned on it) and reading: Hungary Budapest. Which, of course I pronounced wrong like 90% of Americans. I really didn't know what to think.
Once I found out about the language, I got obsessed. I started listening to Hungarianpod101.com and music. That's a habit of mine, I tend to get really obsessed about one thing at a time (like a sport, painting, wolves... don't ask... I've gone through some phases...) and at that time my obsession was trying to learn the language. I remember I would listen to the podcast or some sort of Hungarian music on my ipod while weeding in the front yard. Did it help? In the end, not by much. I don't speak Hungarian better than other missionaries, but one thing it did help with was confidence. Even just being familiar with the sound of the language, helped it become more natural. And I still love Hungarian Disney music :)