Mid-January Update (OR: I haven’t actually gone into hibernation I promise)


Honestly, it’s been a quick-fire couple of weeks for me. I’m surprised because January is usually the most sluggish of months – it kind of feels like a long nap punctuated by periods of activity, but this year hasn’t been like that at all. About half of that is down to the fact that I’m working (and working in a job where I have to be at least semi-conscious, lest I miss some of the gems that the students tell me in class) and the other half is that I just have to get everything done myself – there’s no one to pick up my slack.

So although I signed myself up for a bunch of different challenges in those last few days of 2014, I’ve found that I’ve not been making quite as much progress as I’d have liked. Really, what else is new – so I’ve resolved to not worry myself about it too much. However, I have managed to get a few points on the uTalk app for that challenge (Slovak is hard; I’m not used to all those consonants!) and I’ve completed a handful of days for the A Polyglot New Year challenge.

I’ve also finally settled on some tangible goals for the year, which is nice. I’m sure I won’t achieve all of them but it’s something to work towards for the next twelve months.

This is really a short and sweet kind of entry – but I have some more things planned for the rest of January, including how I feel about the uTalk challenge, how my Spanish is going (hint: I definitely need to put in more effort) and, crucially, how I’m planning to motivate myself after this weird New Year slump (as well as some surprises, of course).

How are you feeling about January? Are you racing through the days, feeling all motivated and energised? Or are you in a kind of slump too? Let me know! 🙂