Slovak word of the day

Novoročné predsavzatia – New Year’s resolution

Example:

Moje novoročné predsavzatia pre tento rok je dokončiť svoje 33 vecí.

My New Year’s resolution for this year is to complete my 33 things.

 

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Slovak word of the day

Veselé Vianoce – Merry Christmas

Example:

Prajem vám veselé Vianoce  – I wish you a merry Christmas

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Schönbrunn Palace Christmas Market in Vienna 2013

I am 33

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!”