It’s okay to feel silly when speaking another language

Speaking a language that is not native to you is a lot like becoming blind.

You never really know where you’re going and you often need other people to help you.

It can be extremely frustrating when you’re trying to do something, and also exceedingly rewarding when you are actually able to do it.

You will often walk into something and it will be amusing for others. They will not laugh out of cruelty, but it will just be genuinely funny. You won’t know why, but it’s okay. It’s not your fault.

After time, you won’t really know how, but your other senses will start to help you. Things will begin to just feel right but you won’t be able to explain it. At that point, you won’t really be focused on how it all works, you’ll be too busy moving around without thinking about it.

The whole process is extremely humbling and, in the end, it is all worth it.