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heleninwales
A preview of my goals for 2018
It's not quite the end of the year yet and I've not done the full year review, but I do have 3 clear goals to achieve in 2018.

1) I'm going to start a vlog and post regular videos on Youtube. More about this when I do a proper SMART goal for it.

2) Finish a novel. This was supposed to be a goal for last year, but it fell by the wayside, partly due to me becoming much more involved with politics. I still care as passionately as before about the issues that got me fired up, but I need to stop letting politics swallow my life and I want to get my creative projects back.

3) Learn Spanish. I'm keeping on with improving my Welsh, but I'm curious as to how I'd get on learning a new language totally from scratch now I know the best ways to learn a language. Also Spain is sunny and warm when Wales is still dark and gloomy so it might do me good to take a short break away during the darkest times of the year. And if I did that, I'd want to be able to speak the language.
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sartorias From: sartorias Date: December 28th, 2017 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Terrific goals! And Spanish is so easy--phonetic, with a lot of cognates, and the Latin bones showing.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: December 28th, 2017 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
People often say that Spanish is easy and I learned French and Latin at school so although I've forgotten most of what I learned, I'm sure it'll help. And Spanish has to be a lot easier than Welsh! :)
tx_cronopio From: tx_cronopio Date: December 28th, 2017 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay for learning Spanish! The good news is that it's one of the easier languages to learn. And you're so close to Spain!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: December 28th, 2017 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
People often say that Spanish is easy and I learned French and Latin at school so although I've forgotten most of what I learned, I'm sure it'll help. And Spanish has to be a lot easier than Welsh! :)
eve_prime From: eve_prime Date: December 30th, 2017 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Looking forward to both your videos and novel, when you're ready to share them. What great goals! My mom was a Spanish teacher before I was born, and she signed me up to learn it in school. I preferred French so for a while I took classes in both. Spanish is definitely easier until you're so advanced that you have to learn the subjunctive; then I'm told that it's harder than French, but only for that.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: December 30th, 2017 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I doubt that I'll be sharing the novel because I've decided to just write for my own amusement and to finish the novels I started. I spent years trying to write to a professional standard and chasing publication, but after selling a handful of short stories and interesting a couple of agents, I never actually sold a novel.

The videos, on the other hand, will definitely be public. :)
eve_prime From: eve_prime Date: December 30th, 2017 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds good!
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