I was 20 when I left to Denmark to work for a large multinational.
Lord knows how I convinced the manager to hire me, because my English was EXTREMELY basic.
Only one year before, I got a 4 out of 10 for my English oral exam which was a HUGE FAIL.
I remember being dazzled by terms like “forecast” and “warranty”.
But even informal events were a disaster.
When ordering ice cream, I translate a little too literal and end up asking for “Two balls of chocolate”.
Like living in my own and working for the first time wasn’t hard enough, I was seriously concerned whether I made the right choice to take this adventure.
But, years went by, as usual.
I learned new words and was able to hold a conversation without embarrassment.
At that time, I was a technical Instructor.
The first time I conducted a training, I was very nervous.
I ended up crying and the students had to comfort me by saying I was doing not “that bad”.
Fast forwarding a couple of months I was cracking jokes during a training sesion and not afraid to fail students when needed.
After 2 years of driving school, barely passing my exam and driving with huge anxiety, I now drive confidently 4 hours in one go.
I remember when started drawing my Emotional Doodles, one year ago.
I was so proud to show them on here.
But looking back at it, I cringe so much!!
Please cringe with me 😉
You probably won’t notice your improvements unless you really look at where you started and where you are now.
So here are the same doodles (minus the umbrella), but one year later:
People say “What is one year in a life time”, but I think it can make a huge different!
What have you improved in recently?