Today was my dad's birthday, and I talked to him for the first time since the day I left! Happy Birthday Dad!
This marked the 7th native English speaker I've vocally conversed with in the last month (I've started keeping track, hehe). Rya and Hana, the two girls I came here with, being the only ones in person. Suffice it to say we have become very close out of necessity.
How many native English speakers have you talked to within in the last month? Makes communicating pretty easy doesn't it?