I have been studying English about four years.
I could hardly understand English before.
But I decided to learn English after a foreign travel.
The travel was a big challenge for me because I had to get on the plane alone,so I hesitated about the travel plan first.
But a word made me decided to go traveling.
The word, that was "Calm down" in the e-mail from my son.
One day, I sent e-mail to my son many times because I wanted to know if he was safe.At that time,he had gone to somewhere to his first paraglidering camp,and I didn’t have any information about the camp
and no contact from him made me worry.
When my feeling changed to anger from worry,he returned e-mail to me at last,but it was one word, besides only "Calm down" in English.
Why English??!! Then I didn’t know the mean "Calm down".
I looked up the word in a dictionary quickly.
And I realized he grew up and became independent from parents and I also had to become independent from child.
After that I decided to go to San Francisco where my friend lived in.
The travel was so wonderful and greatly excited me.
But I thought I could have had more enjoyable time if I could speak English.
So I started learning English.
Learning English is pleasure for me now.
Yes, I think the beginning was the word " Calm down" from my son.