I used to do a lot of cross stitch but in the last few years had very little time. A while ago I thought to have a go again, especially as I was given a cross stitch kit. So I opened the pack and started. After a few hours I began to wonder …
How was my picture going to turn from this
And then I remembered when I attempted a bigger picture a few years ago. I used one colour, then another, following the instructions very carefully. Almost right up to the end the whole picture looked weird and didn’t make any sense but when I started stitching the surroundings I began to see the picture and finally it looked like this:
What does this have to do with learning German?
Quite a lot! When you start, you don’t see the whole picture. You can say a sentence or two and are wondering how that is ever going to turn into a full conversation. You learn your grammar but a lot doesn’t make sense, but yet you follow the instructions of the tutor and finally, at some stage, you have a light bulb moment and everything falls into place and you finally understand the language and can have a conversation with somebody and read German text.
So, don’t worry if things don’t make sense. Trust your tutor and carry on, and I promise you, one day it will be great!