Keeping Busy IV: Obsessed With Hard Work?

In my first ‘Monthly Update’, I recommended the book If I Could Tell You Just One Thing by Richard Reed. Something that I’ve noticed as I’ve been reading is that a lot of the quotes from famous, successful people have been about hard work. I don’t doubt that these people are incredibly ‘successful’ in the material sense [...]

A Hard Day’s Work?

For me, studying languages, everything can be "work" - listening to music, watching Netflix, reading, podcasts.  However, this can be a double-edged sword. It's good because I can be passively "working" throughout the day and don't have to be in my "office" as such. But at the same time, it blurs the lines between what [...]

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 [...]