I wanted to talk about, assumptions and, it’s fascinating because, when I first moved to the USA, everyone assumed that I knew, everything I needed to know about the American way of life because I talked English.
Well, English, English is very different from American English.
There were some huge assumptions made about what I should know, didn’t know, or didn’t know.
What I found is, in the first, four to six months of being here, my, lesson learned.
𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐧𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈’𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐲-𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬,
𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐊, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐋𝐨𝐮𝐢𝐬, 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢.
Caution – don’t make assumptions just because we speak the same language. We may not talk the same message.
So great lesson learned, from my 1994 physical transition to Saint Louis, Missouri.
𝐓𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫 36 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬, 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐠𝐨 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐞: