It all started with an idea, earlier in the year: “what if I learn French so I can read “le petit prince” in French?”
Just that simple goal has kept me going for almost the whole year and I am 3/4 of the way through Duolingo.
I have tried to learn French before. Many times in fact. I even had an old Duolingo account where I had done 10 lessons or so and then I abandoned the whole thing.
The simple act of setting a goal is all I need to keep going.
I have already decided that I want to learn Spanish next so I can read Pablo Neruda in Spanish.
Learning French wasn’t the only accomplishment this year.
After Glastonbury, I came back with an idea: what if I learn ukulele specifically for one song?
The song in question was Creep by Radiohead.
I am now able to go through the chord changes at a relatively good speed, but it needs to be a little bit better. I have the text ready to print out and before the year is over I should be able to play it. Meanwhile, I have learned and sung along with some songs with simpler chords. (That B-chord is so hard if you have never played a string instrument before 🙂 )
I am now setting a goal for my aromatherapy studies. I didn’t make a lot of progress when the study materials arrived.
So, I am setting a goal: I want to learn how I can sleep and relax better and how I can focus on several health issues I have. And then I want to write about all the things I found on my travels into this knowledge. I already can’t wait to learn!
What do you want to learn? What goals can you set for that?