A thread for sharing those "やった！” moments. Times when you finally understood something you’d been struggling with, communicated well, got through a book you thought would be too challenging, etc.
Mine is that yesterday I went to a realtor (in Japan) by myself to look for a new apartment, and besides one or two times using google translate when I wasn’t sure how to say something, I was able to convey everything I needed to and generally understand everything said to me! Of course, there were some bits that I didn’t get, but I always understood enough to respond and was able to get them to clarify when I didn’t. I’ll take a Japanese friend with when I actually get a contract to help me read it over, but I 'm so happy I was able to get through this part on my own! I even carried on a halfway decent conversation when driving between different apartments with the realtor.