I can’t emphasize enough how pleased I am with this week’s results. Of course, after what happened last week (I was sick and had no motivation), this week had to be better, but it isn’t just that: this is, work aside, my best week so far. Taking an “official” break from work seems to have been a good idea, relieving the pressure I put on myself and giving me more mental space and energy to focus on other, personal-but-no-less-important goals. I am so pleased to be able to end October on such a positive note!
On a completely unrelated note, and in an unexpected and unforeseeable turn of events, my boyfriend is coming home today. Not in December, nor in November, TODAY! And he won’t be leaving again for several months! I couldn’t be happier! This shouldn’t come as a surprise, though: of course after such a good week he has to come back and take an active part in messing up my stats! (just kidding… I hope) Continue reading
Still not sure what happened this week
Once again, my partner “ruined” everything by getting in touch and reminding me of how much I miss him. I couldn’t really think of anything else and had little to no motivation. And on top of that, I got sick. So I made the most of human interactions, whether in person or over Skype, in French or foreign languages, to take my mind of it. What little productivity this report holds is miraculous.
Among other things
Yet another weekly report after six days without post… Sorry about that. Unfortunately, I have choices to make every day regarding the way I spend my time and if there is a choice to be made between blogging and going out or blogging and studying Spanish, I have to choose the latter. Anyway, I can’t really say whether this week is or isn’t better than the last, but I’m fine with that as both weeks’ reports were pretty satisfying.
And I hope it’ll last
The activity report form is a blessing but these reports still take me much longer than they should, so I’m open to suggestions to speed up the process. This week was better than the last on all accounts, expect maybe for my social life as I got to spend time with friends again but can’t say I enjoyed all of our time together. I’m really happy with my progress, though, and hope it will continue! Continue reading
a.k.a. Language tag!
This post is based on the Language tag which is normally answered in a video shared on Youtube. I wasn’t tagged but found the questions interesting and felt more comfortable answering them in writing.
1. What do you consider to be your native language?
French. I was raised by monolingual parents in a monolingual country so this one was easy.
2. What was your first language learning experience?
For a long time, I thought it was learning my first Spice Girls’ song around the age of 8, but I’m not so sure anymore. My mother has a cousin who lives in Spain and we visited her a few times when I was a kid. She used to own a bar in Barcelona, and I remember spending a few hours there, desperate to help around the bar despite my young age.
I did it!
Having mentioned yesterday that I wanted to cut my hair, I knew it wouldn’t be long before I took the plunge – I just didn’t expect it to happen so fast! Let’s start with a ‘before and after’ montage:
With the Sweater Weather Tag
StephJ at Scale Simple challenged me and nine other bloggers to answer the nineteen questions of the Sweater Weather Tag. It seemed like a fun way to reteach myself to appreciate autumn after the heavy rains that flooded the French Riviera – including my city – yesterday. Thanks StephJ!
Fresh start in October
…with hopes and goals for October
In short: generally better than last month, but not there yet. It feels like six months have passed since I started this project, so it’s good to realise that it has only been two months to put things in perspective. In only achieved two of my goals, but I got to know myself a bit better, which gives me hope for next month. I can do this. I can do this. I can do this…