This is a sentence structure I noticed I use in English, I'm not even sure if it is grammatically correct in English but I am wondering if it translates directly in Spanish or if it is different. The structure goes past tense, conditional, if, past tense. It is something I would say when explaining why I did something, for example, if I went to someone's house instead of calling them and they said 'why are you here?', I would say 'I thought it would be easier if I spoke to you in person'. Is there an equivalent to this in Spanish?