I can totally relate to what you shared about how it can feel like to be in a different culture, particularly if you don’t speak the language well.
It can be very humbling and challenging to be in a place where little children can communicate more proficiently than oneself. And at the same time, I think it’s such an important experience to have.
Love this (including the shoutout to your mom):
Yes, almost everything has an expiry date, apart from my mum’s advice on what facial cream I need to use before I go to sleep.