I'm having a total freak out over potentially talking to people in real life in French on Saturday. Every last thing that I know I don't know well enough is making me crazy. I've somehow convinced myself that only chance of making French speaking friends rests on perfect concordance des temps :-p
Kind of a shame I didn't feel this much urgency like a year ago when I quit studying and just absorbed a bunch of French. Probably would have been more useful if I had better active grammar.
I have like three days to frantically write out conjugation tables, read through special cases and triggers for the subjunctive.. And do those last 12 units of FSI.. it should only take about 30 hours.....
Actually to help myself along I did Glossika in Russian, Icelandic and Italian. I passed 1000 reps in Icelandic today and 2300 in Italian...
I really don't know the protocol for seeing if someone who is clearly fluent or native in English wants to talk to you in your/their L2. I decided just to start texting one woman in French that I'm arranging games with. Worst that happens is she writes back in English I guess.
Edit: off topic.. DH took this video of brown bears fishing salmon today if anyone is interested. It's pretty cool
Hopefully it shares ok.https://photos.app.goo.gl/6CA3K1PQGPbLKgFL9
But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.