“Do What You Love”

Last week, I listened to this podcast interviewing Gordon Smith-Durán. I’ve followed Gordon and Cynthia’s work at Lightspeed Spanish for many years now. It was my go-to resource for Beginner and Intermediate Spanish learning on Youtube, when I first started learning Spanish 9 years ago! I found this interview with Gordon when I was looking for the [...]

Discerning Ideas

A little different blogpost today. A few questions that I've been reflecting on to help with discerning ideas: What's my vocation?What will bring me joy? What do I love doing?What will help me build financial stability to provide for myself (and my family?)What’s work? What’s just a hobby?What’s my Ikigai?What am I passionate about?What are the [...]

Keeping Busy II

Since the start of the second university semester, I’ve found myself reflecting on busyness again. A few weeks ago, I was finding my love again for languages by studying my own methods. But since seminars and lectures have started again, I’ve found my days filled up with these ‘obligations', deadlines and meetings. This is all [...]

Finding The Love Again

For regular readers of the blog, you’ll know that I’ve been struggling with motivation and purpose with my university languages degree for a while. I’ve been a little out of my depth in my final year, without having had the chance to spend my expected six months working in Germany and three months in Peru [...]

Obligations

I’ve been reflecting recently on whether we should do things out of obligation or because we ‘feel’ like doing them. I think it certainly depends on your occupation. I wouldn’t want my dentist to not show up if I needed a tooth pulling out just because they didn’t ‘feel’ like doing it. The are professionals. [...]