But guess what? I’m not going to let that stop me from touring all through South America, lol. Sometimes you just gotta go … Yes, it would be much more convenient to know the language before I go, but I’m not waiting.I’ll figure it out and I’ll make it work.

Oftentimes we let fear get in the way and that’ll stop us from doing the things we want to do. We must learn to recognize when that is happening and push through.

Once I get there, I’ll learn the language. I’m giving myself one-year to be at least 60% fluent enough to have a decent conversation and to know what others are saying.

Sure … It can get frustrating at times not knowing the language, but that frustration can be a positive thing as it pushes one to spend more time studying so the language can be learned faster.

I did pick up a few books to read and study on the way … And I already know how to count to 50 (almost) and I know a few basic words like hello, bye and good-afternoon, lol!

Don’t let your brain try to trick or convince you that you’re not ready. Your thoughts will try to find every possible way to keep you from doing certain things out of fear (fear is not of God).

Push past that fear and keep your mind focused on the goal. And for me, my goal is to get there asap!

About the Author

Cartess Ross

Hey ... I'm Cartess Ross and I moved abroad to Mexico 16-months ago in an effort get my life back!
I needed to cut my expenses by more than 50% so I could save and start planning for retirement. I was able to achieve this without sacrificing my quality of life (in fact, it improved). You can do this too.
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