I guess I should back up a little and start out by telling you that I absolutely LOVE Mexico and especially it's beaches. I often dreamed of living there, and had applied to several schools in hopes of "living out my dream".
Ironically, in my last semester in college, I was finally accepted to study there with just one caveat: in order to be officially accepted into this school, I would have to convince them that I already spoke near perfect Spanish. And just like Richard Branson instructed, I said, "Yes"!
But now I had to face the whole "learn how to do it later" part...
So... I went to Mexico 3 months early so I could learn Spanish, just in time to start the semester!
"I love to put myself in hard situations (sometimes even stupid / dangerous) just to see if I can do it."