Back in February this year, I decided to challenge myself by coming up with a list of 33 things to accomplish before I turn 33. Well, here I am just hours away from turning 33 as I’m writing this. I guess now is a good time for me to reflect on what I have and haven’t done this year. Out of the 33 things I wanted to do, I managed to complete only 9. That’s quite bad. I’m ashamed of myself to be honest. You see, I have this really bad habit (among many others) of not finishing what I’ve started. So this is what I’m going to do. I will complete the rest of the things on my list while I’m 33. The challenge now is 33 things to do at 33. Yeah, I know it’s a bit lame but I really want to complete all of them. Some of the things on my list are very important to me such as learning Slovak. A student of mine told me that instead of learning one word a day (which I very often failed to do), I should learn one phrase or sentence a day. I like that idea. Now I just have to find ways to motivate myself. I always think of having to speak only in Slovak language to the ill-tempered and unfriendly Slovak immigration officers who don’t speak a word of English. That usually motivates me.
Oh and to all my blog readers (yes, I have like 3 loyal blog readers) I want to thank you for all your support and encouragement over the last months. It is so motivating to hear I inspire you to do the same or that you are learning Slovak language with me. Of course my friends and students have been wonderful too. I know that they know I have a blog and that I’m pretty sure they don’t read it. And I’m wondering how many of them will go, “Hah! I told you you wouldn’t be able to finish your tasks. We know you too well, Hon!”