Courage and confidence are two interesting things, once you move abroad. The more you manage to arrange things in a language other than your mother tongue, the prouder and more confident you become, yet no matter how much experience you have, when you find yourself in a new situation, you’ll start worrying again. It simply makes you feel like a child, even if you don’t admit it.
Not because you don’t trust your knowledge, and not because you think anything could go wrong. Simply because it is a new situation, that you might never had to face in your own language.
Fortunately, I have no real bad experiences with office administration; I get a tad anxious even so, no matter what. I know it will be all right and I know I’ll manage. Yet still.
Thank God, I have some very nice friends around, who help me in these cases and remind me to the ultimate advice:
“Es ist die beste Gelegenheit, Geduld zu üben.”
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