بخند تا دنیا به رویت بخندد
bexandtā donyā be ruyatbexandad
“Laugh and the world laughs with you.”
Literally, “Smile, so the world smiles (back) onto your face.”
Getting Over Your Language Learning Fears (and being on camera)
Last night I debated whether or not to do a video or a voice recording of myself speaking Persian (Fārsī). Well, it didn’t matter because I still couldn’t stay awake during this video! I’m having coffee now, and I’m still in my PJs! I don’t like the sound of my voice, but the whole point of leaning the language is to speak it, right? I struggle, I fail, I correct, and keep going. You have to be kind to yourself, something even I have to remind myself daily. You will get there. I promise! Oh, and the sound of your voice, is lovely.
If my messy hair and baggy eyes don’t motivate you, I don’t know what will.
You can watch the entire video here.