I also think this way. I only made it public because I tought it would be relevant to other learners. Meaning that many people out there (mainly in Brazil) might be encouraged to express themselves, no matter what.
And yes, by going for it as you have pointed out, have made wonders to my English too. By having this attitude I have made some headway, or so I think! LOL.
Not that, at this time, I don´t get myself debating for a long time, the choice of words would would convey what I mean in a given circumstance. Anyway, somehow I am better at it than some time ago.