Why I’m Glad I Waited Until My 30s to Learn Igbo

When I was 28, I made a New Years resolution that I will be fluent in Igbo by 30. I gave myself two years to reach this goal just to be safe.

I’m 30 now and I can’t speak Igbo. Well, actually, that’s not exactly true. A na m asụ ntakiri Igbo. A na m amụta!  (“I can speak a little Igbo. I’m learning!”)

I’m just not fluent … yet.

Why did I not take this goal seriously for two years until now?

Something about turning 30 made me finally take this goal seriously. What was it about turning 30 exactly?