The post that was on my mind when I decided to start this? Yes, well, as part of my cours de français (French class), I’ve been keeping a sort of personal journal. Of course, it’s necessarily in French, but it is the first time I’ve been truly dedicated to keeping a journal of any sort, and I have been pretty faithful to it since I began the course in August of 2013. I think it’s because it’s an assignment. It provides accountability (not to mention it’s really been helping me improve my skills!) So when I saw the “Zero to Hero” challenge, I really saw accountability. I am a sucker for a “challenge.” This concept works for me when I really want to get something done. Otherwise it’s very easy for me to procrastinate. Procrastination runs in my family. My parents and my brother are never surprised if I send a birthday card a month late, or if I finish something at the last minute. It’s the same for them. We all know, instinctively, when to worry. We know if the other family member is just procrastinating, or if something is perhaps horribly wrong.
I have noticed, particularly in the last few years, that if I have had a goal, and if someone else (not my family) has known about it, then I tend to have accomplished whatever task was at hand. Whether it was losing x pounds, learning a certain piece of music, memorizing a bit of Scripture, or, most recently, learning French, it has been the accountability which has “kept me honest” so to speak. Not that it’s been a perfect road. For instance, a friend of mine at church and I decided we’d like to memorize the entire book of Philippians. Alas, we didn’t get very far last year, but this year we are re-dedicated to it, and I think maybe this blog will help with even more accountability. I think I can have 3 types of posts on here:
1) About my friend and I memorizing Philippians
2) Sur les choses “français” and
3) About my general observations, little poems, etc, on the subject of “Forty, c’est fantastique.” (in other words…Everything Else !)
So, if anyone is “out there”…Thank you! Merci !