Wow 200 days.
Anyway, today I found out someone at my work speaks Arabic. I’ve finally found a native speaker (he spent 5 years in the middle east as a child studying Arabic – also his heritage is from the middle east).
I’ve contacted him and expressed interest in honing my skills through casual conversation in Arabic, and he is really interested.
This is the perfect example of staying focused and end-game oriented and getting what you want through focus.