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On being tentative

I hope all my new friends on the Japanese Page are doing well! Work has kept me away for a brief time. It is my 'Friday night' and I am glad to be able to blog here again.
I am very tentative to try to write anything in Nihongo. I have listened to all the beginning lessons, and have been practicing my hiragana readings. Also, I finally received my flashcards in the mail! However, I am hesitant to write because I am still very unfamiliar with the changing the verb tenses and 'sticking together' the pieces of sentences of what I want to say.
I have an idea for a very short descriptive paragraph I would like to post. I guess I just have to jump in and post it here, errors and all! This is really amusing to me, because I see many similarities between Spanish and Japanese as far as sentence structure.
As I sit and smell the rice cooking tonight, I think I might need a tutor to be successful in getting a grasp on the language. What do you think?

I can't comment on whether

I can't comment on whether or not you need a tutor. I think a beginner can make excellent progress on their own. It heavily depends on your ability to self-motivate, and on the tools you have at your disposal. If you haven't tried a textbook yet, you probably should. They're less expensive than a tutor, for sure (and a tutor would probably have you buy a text anyway).

As for your paragraph, whet