Well hey! Am I the only one who feels like the end of this year is just racing by? No? Okay. Anyway, it’s November already so I guess it’s time to start getting ready for Christmas (I’m mostly kidding) and do all that fun beginning of the month stuff – like this blog post. 😉
October has been another busy, busy month (which is why I think it seemed to speed past) but I think I’m all settled into Vienna again and getting used to my school schedule, though those early starts are still a killer. I’m feeling really optimistic about November, but I am going to try and keep some manageable goals – and hopefully not too many of them.
First things first though, let’s take a look back at October:
- Study the language of the day for 15m. Ha, so I managed this on nine days. Wow. Not exactly as great as I was expecting, but I have a lot more incentive to do better this month.
- Reach certain points in my language textbooks. I also didn’t really achieve much towards this – though I have started the final lesson in my current Mandarin textbook, so I am 90% sure I will be done with that this month instead.
- Read at least 150 pages for the tadoku challenge. I read about 80 pages I think and I’m going to talk about this challenge in a little more depth later this week, but 80 pages are 80 pages and I’m still happy with that.
- Workout at least three times a week. Nope. Just noooooooope. I want to focus on this one pretty hard this month; I’m walking a lot but I really want to do some pilates/yoga as well and get used to doing it regularly again.
- Blog at least once a week. YES! I did it! I posted to this blog eight times last month – so really, twice a week. I’m so happy with this; I really want to grow this blog and have it be helpful and a regular schedule is going to help so much.
These were the blog posts from last month:
- How I Keep a Language Notebook
- GCSE German #006: Topics – Free Time (Freizeit)
- Clear the List: October 2015
- Review: The Art of Language Invention by David J. Peterson
- GCSE German #007: Culture – Nationalfeiertage
- GCSE German #005: Topics – Relationships (Beziehungen)
- 6WC: November 2015
- GCSE German #004: Culture – Oktoberfest
And now, onto my goals for November! 🙂
- Study Slovak + the language of the day for 15m each. So because of the 6WC, I’m going to try and study Slovak everyday, but I’ve scheduled out German, Mandarin and Spanish – so it’s going to be two languages a day until the challenge is up. This amounts to 30 minutes of language learning a day – though I have a few days this month where I doubt I will study, as I’m going to have visitors. Still, I should end up with a minimum of 13 hours of study this month – though I think it will be significantly higher than that.
- Reach certain points in my language textbooks. I’ve cut a couple of lessons down for these goals, though I am still hoping to finish up to lesson nine in Colloquial Slovak and I want to complete NPCR 4. They’re the big goals here.
- Go to Bratislava and use some Slovak. There really are no excuses – it’s only an hour away, so I can visit just for the day and I have my weekends free, so I can always nip over the border. I’m hoping to go tomorrow but I’ll see about that; it might end up being later in the month. Still, it’d be nice to see if this studying has paid off – and I want to get some really good sour cream doused food!
- Workout at least three times a week. I’m going to follow the Blogilates calendar but it’s been a while since I’ve worked out properly so I’m going to count doing at least two videos as hitting the goal for the day.
- Blog at least once a week. I did it for one month, let’s see if I can do it for two.
- Complete NaNoWriMo. Yesssssss November! I haven’t won NaNo for probably three years but I have all this free time so I want to spend some of it writing again. 50,000 words in one month? I can do it, I’m sure.
Whew, okay. I think this post was shorter than last month’s? Maybe not. Either way, what are your goals for this month?
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