I’m Learning the Value of Getting It Wrong

Studying a new language is reminding me of the pleasure of improving through our errors

Photo by Michal Matlon on Unsplash

Aia ka hālāwai kauka ma ka ʻumi o Malaki.
The doctor's appointment is on the 10th of March.

“Oh, that’s what I forgot! I forgot to put in the Hawaiian word for day — lā, to indicate it was…




We publish high-quality personal essays, humor essays, and writer interviews. Our goal is to provide a place for experienced writers to share authentic stories and connect with others, collectively celebrating a common passion, striving toward an age of empathy.

Recommended from Medium

Each Astrology Signs Nightmare Scenario

I Almost Got My Mother-in-Law Arrested for Disturbing the Peace

Smekalka: the inner workings of the Russian mind

In Which the Elite Network Comes Through for Me At Last

My Grandfather Dug Snow Out of a Phone Booth With His Bare Hands and Still Couldn’t Call Home

Lost in the Dark

A person is standing on a cliff in the dark, shining a flashlight in the distance.

The Behavioral Kid Might Be the Most Promising Student You Have

The Butcher Asked My Mother If She Wanted All 5 Chicken Legs From the Same Chicken

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Elle Beau ❇︎

Elle Beau ❇︎

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

More from Medium

How an Argument Leads to Discussion And Growth

You’re Not Coming, Are You?

Pet or Partner? Why Your Partner’s Fur Baby May Put Your Relationship in the Doghouse

That’s More Than Enough For Me, Thanks