Growing up I was (and still am) super close to my cousins, especially my cousin Derek. At 18 he enlisted in the Marines and the next thing I knew, he called me to let me know he was going on
I took French in high school for not one, not two, not three, not four, but five years straight. The rest of my family is fluent. I’m also Canadian, which I feel like should automatically make me bilingual. Yeah, no.