One of the reasons I left my career on Wall Street was that my learning curve had inverted.  By staying in my loop, I did not challenge myself to learn new things.  I am learning new things by the hour now and it is exciting, but also very humbling.


I have been trying to learn enough Bahasa Indonesian to be conversational here in Bali and also when we head to other parts of Indonesia.  I have been using stock tickers as ways to learn phrases and numbers - might as well put 22 years to good use.


Like English, there are many subtleties.


I had been saying "Salamat Tinggal" to people because it means "Goodbye" whenever I walked away from them.  After a few days, one of the coordinators said to me: "Are you planning on never seeing me again?"  


Apparently, that form of "Goodbye" means "So Long and I will never see you again."


"See you Later" is "Sampai Jumpa."  So now I am saying that, but no wonder I was getting strange looks from people for days.


Each day I am being corrected and that is humbling and challenging.  


But each day I am learning.

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