this silly picture is where i stepped out of my comfort zone for the first time. i think it was 3-4 years ago and i was working on my english (my first foreign language). me and my friend were on a festival and met these awesome brazilian people. i didn't know anything in portuguese and they weren't able to speak dutch so we only had one possibility to communicate: using english. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ i was so shy and felt ashamed for my accent and having a narrow vocabulary. usually i would remain silent and just smile awkwardly to seem interested and engaged. but this time i was honest and just did it. i asked them when i didn't understand something and i gave examples when i couldn't find the words. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ i had my first conversation in english and i was proud of myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ in the end, accent and vocabulary doesn't matter. we had an amazing time together and became friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👉remember, you don't always need to speak perfectly to become friends with foreigners. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👇have you ever had a similar experience?