I’ve given up apologising for my lack of blog posts. Even my sort-of comeback post is apparently 5 months old now, oops. Well, I knew this would happen sooner or later – admittedly I should have expected how much of a drop-off it was going to be, but here we are.
What I DON’T want is for this to turn into an outlet for all the negative feelings I get. I don’t think that would help me, and I don’t think anyone would be interested in reading it.
Oh but it’s 2015 now right? I should have a look at last year’s resolutions and see how I got on. I scaled back to 5 instead of the usual 10 too … let’s see if that was more realistic:
- For crying out loud, get in shape you lazy fuck. – Mmmhmm… well I lost 4kg but my diet is terrible and my muffin top isn’t going anywhere. But don’t worry – I have a plan for 2015!
- Finish those damned Final Fantasy games. Yeah this still didn’t happen.
- Clean your crap out of your parents’ loft. Oops…
- See some great stuff, take a lot of pictures. Now THIS! This I did.
- Blog as well as you can. That’s a rather nebulous goal isn’t it? Well I did manage to finish the Eurovision 2014 commentary, and I will have a trimmed-down version for this year I think. No more national finals…
Well, I wasn’t expecting to miss so many of my goals so decisively. Never mind.
OK THIS YEAR:
- Pass the JLPT N4 exam – that’s the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. It has 5 levels, N4 is the second-lowest. I’ve got until June or July before the next attempt, so that should hopefully be enough time. I have nearly finished my review textbook, almost ready to start on the newer stuff!
- Lose 10kg – That feels feasible for the first time in a while too. My diet isn’t great, but I’m getting a lot more everyday exercise than in the UK – I walk a LOT more, I stand most of the day when I’m teaching (rather than sitting at a computer). I’m planning to join a gym in the next few weeks too, and I even have a great gym buddy. THIS CAN HAPPEN!
- Take the TOEIC test (and hopefully get 100%) – A bit of a weird one, TOEIC is an English test for non-natives, but natives can take it. Since I’m teaching students these days, I feel like I should take it – no matter what people say – to kind of validate my grammar knowledge. I probably wouldn’t have done this, but looking at the test, I’m sure plenty of native speakers couldn’t get 100%, and that makes it worth taking.
Right, three is all you are getting. I don’t need to incentivise my leisure time, like I have done in the past. I should just try to enjoy myself more. Maybe that’s the most important goal, though I think it would be wrong to make it a resolution.
Anyway. I will try to check in a bit more often. Writing is a bit of an outlet for me, but so far it’s been more about reviews and things – I think that’s the sticking point though; I’ve hardly listened to any new music, and only a handful of movies too. My disconnection from music is something I’ve been meaning to fix, so watch this space. I think my days of regular track-by-track reviews are numbered though.
OK, enough from me, take care and see you soon. x