Everyday there is a moment. It happens about five steps from your front door. It is the moment when you ask yourself, “Do I really have it in me to get through this day?”
If you are lucky it happens five steps after you have already closed and locked your front door. If this is the case you take a deep breath and let your momentum carry you. You salaam the people you see, go to your meetings, do your shopping, and never show how exhausting it is being immersed in a new language. Of course if you are unlucky the moment happens five steps before you get down the stairs to the front door. If it happens then you look at your feet and say to them, ‘guess this is an English day.’ And you go back upstairs and write a blog post.