The key to language learning is, frankly, teachability. Yesterday I ate at our local Mexican restaurant. My server was Maria from Mexico.
We spoke Spanish with each other the entire time. At the end my meal I wished her "Feliz Nuevo Año." With a smile, Maria gently corrected me: "Feliz Año Nuevo." I thanked her, and we said our goodbyes.
I feel like I often put very high expectations on myself, but I realize that you have to humble yourself and start small to get something big. For any language student reading this blog post, just keep working hard, set smart goals, and most of all enjoy the process, because one day you will be happy to see all that you've achieved.