Some of you might wonder why I’m starting to blog in English. Well, actually, it’s because of my mom.
A couple of weeks ago she recommended a book she was reading called “the Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. It’s a novel about slavery on plantations in Georgia. It’s been rewarded with several prizes such as the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. She read it in Dutch. As there is no Dutch version here I start reading the English one. Unfortunately, the vocabulary used in the book is too difficult for me to understand. I have to look up so many words that I decide to give it up.
So in our next conversation I tell her about my struggles. All of a sudden she says: you should work on your vocabulary instead of quitting! If you want to get better, you should challenge yourself. And you know what? She’s right 🙂 ! Of course she is, moms are always right! If I ever want to get a job in administration, I need to get out of my comfort zone!
So as of now I’ll be blogging in English. It might take me a little longer, but with Tine’s list I can do it! Yes I can!