For any of you who may not know, MCD stands for Massive-Context Cloze Deletions and you can learn more about them on the AJATT website.
The sentences were great, really… I just noticed that I wasn’t really learning grammar with them. MCDs provide both input and test you on your output providing so much more learning than just sentence cards. An example of this would be the fact that with sentence cards, I didn’t even properly know how to say ‘I am asking so and so.’ I would have written ‘je le demande/je demande ma mère/etc. where MCDs have allowed me to learn that it would really be ‘je demande à lui/je demande à ma mère/etc. My improved learning is the best thing about MCDs, but some other benefits include how much easier they are to make, how I am forced to use actual native material rather than sentences from a language learning website, and learning how to use context clues. I am just really glad I found the AJATT method and that Khatzumoto continues to improve his language learning method!
Hello everyone! I definitely took a long break from my blog, but that break is ending with this post. I have only a few updates for the past several months with some being good and one VERY bad one.
The first update is the visa process. I went to Chicago from April 20-21 to visit the consulate in order to apply for my visa. My mom wanted to make sure I flew there so I would have some experience flying before I go to Paris. Flying wasn’t as awesome as I thought it would be…
I don’t like to wait before flights and during layovers.
I am a libertarian so I believe pat-downs are completely against human rights. I don’t know what I would do if I were ever chosen to get one performed on me, but maybe I would pull a Rand Paul and refuse.
The seats are shitty and the planes are so small. I thought the planes were going to be like the ones on Bridesmaids, but you can barely fit through the aisles, and the seats the same fabric or whatever as the seats on school buses.
We made it to Chicago a day before my consulate appointment because we were flying stand-by so I didn’t want to take the risk of not making it on the plane flight and missing the appointment. That allowed us to see Chicago a bit, and it was okay. I didn’t get the best of impressions for reasons that don’t really have much to do with Chicago specifically. The weather was cloudy and rainy and I had the stress of my appointment the next day looming over me. Plus the expensive…. um EVERYTHING didn’t help… What am I going to do in Paris? Then the appointment came and it wasn’t what I was expecting either. First of all, I thought the consulate was going to be like a mini-embassy when in fact it was more like rented out office space. It was also surprising to me how other visitors didn’t take the consulate very seriously. I dressed up really nice, made sure I had all of my papers by checking a million times from before leaving Omaha to the way over to the consulate, and turned off my phone before reaching the consulate. Other people wore jeans, were talking on their phones, and didn’t have all of the required paperwork. All went well for me though during the appointment except for the fact that I couldn’t really understand the lady behind the glass because her microphone was pointed away from her plus her accent didn’t help. After the appointment, my dad and I went straight to the airport, but it was all for not because there were some cancellations earlier in the day so all of the later flights were overbooked. We just decided to rent a car and drive back. It took eight hours, but it really didn’t feel like it. Over-all, it was a good experience, and I was granted my visa!
Now for the horrid news. I was not granted a scholarship I really needed to get. The goal of the scholarship was to grant the money to candidates so they didn’t have to take out any student loans. I thought I was for sure going to get it because my interview went sssoooo well. Now I will need to take out over $30,000 in loan, and then just reject any part I earn in other scholarships. I was extremely disappointed when I got the rejection email for that scholarship and it has really beat me down. It makes me question whether or not I am making the right choice to go to Paris. So many adults (besides the ones in my direct family) keep lecturing me on not going to Paris. I am just very conflicted now, but I really have no other choice and I don’t want another chance. I think this opportunity will be the experience of a lifetime and I won’t regret it… I hope that ends up to be true. It’s time to get working on those loans.
I also have all of the plans set for when I leave. I will leave on the 22nd of July and stay with my best friend’s family for a month, and then I have about 20 days that I need to figure out where to live between staying with my friend and orientation. I first want to try coach surfing since it is free, then I will try hostels, and last I will try hotels because I have discounts with my sister working for Marriott and friends working for Hyatt.
That is pretty much all I can think of for now. It anyone knows of any scholarships I can apply for or other money earning methods let me know. Also share your opinions of my trip and whether or not you think I am making the right choice by going to Paris.
P.S. I am way too lazy right now to double check this so if it sounds like a mess I truly don’t care.
I have a niece who just turned four the beginning of this month, and I always think back to the way she speaks whenever I watch a video or see a post about how much better kids are at learning languages than adults. Frankly, she sucks at English. She has been absorbing English for four years, and I will be able to speak French way better than she speaks English by the time I go to France which is a little more than a year of learning French. Here are some examples I can think of off the top of my head:
She has a problem with saying ‘mine’ and instead says the very unintelligent sounding ‘mines’. Although it is very unintelligent sounding, it actually makes a lot of sense. We say yours, his, hers, its, and theirs… why not mines? It just shows you how the brain makes connections and finds patterns but sadly mine is an exception. Sure she will get mine eventually, but she has been saying mines for over a year now and no matter how many times we “correct” her she still says mines. I remember reading an article about how correcting children really doesn’t do anything to “improve” their speech, but I can’t find it.
She also has a problem with hearing sounds properly. She is obsessed with “Justin Beaver” and don’t you dare tell her his name is Justin Bieber. She’ll jump on you like a rogue chimpanzee.
Have you ever heard of the number eleventeen? Well, I guess she has. Let’s just say it’s my new favorite number.
When she was younger she used to say ‘hair dog’ instead of ‘dog hair’ which I haven’t been able to figure out yet, but it’s another example of her poor English as a child.
So, remember that the next time you try to say you can’t learn a language because of your age. You’re just making an excuse and you are far better than a child at learning languages. Besides the hard work and all that, I account of successes at learning French to how old I am and not how young I am.
What do you guys think about age and its relation to language learning?
If any of you know about AJATT‘s method, you know it involves not studying grammar at all, and that is what I have been doing every since I read his site. But before all that, I did study grammar. I studied each rule trying to burn it into my memory, and I continue to get exposed to grammar rules as a result of being in a French class in school (I’m such an idiot for taking it!). I never had a terrible experience with learning grammar in order to stop studying it; I just believed what Khatzumoto said and decided to stop learning it. Well, now I have had an experience where grammar failed me, and it makes me glad I didn’t continue to learn grammar. Here it is:
The other day in French class my teacher asked me, “Tu aimes les légumes ?” (I am in French I-II; it is extremely basic) At first, I was going to answer, “Non, je n’aime pas les légumes,” but I stopped myself and thought, “Oh, wait… isn’t there a rule about that?” So, I quickly changed to, “Non, je n’aime pas de légumes.” That was “wrong” or at least not what he was looking for, and I was confused. After he changed my answer, I spent the rest of the class time looking through my book to find the rule that made me want to change my answer, and guess what… I had gotten confused about that rule of changing un to de in the negative. Had I never been exposed to that rule, I would have naturally said the sentence my teacher was looking for and all would have been well.
See, studying grammar doesn’t help you speak naturally, it just makes you worry. Simply expose yourself to a galore of input… do reps of 10,000+ sentences, listen for 10,000+ hours, and read 10,000+ books, magazines, short stories, etc. You will see every grammar construction known to a French person hundreds of times over, and your brain will build up patterns. No need to study grammar… it will only fail you!
The best part in language learning occurs when you get to that point where you know you’ve improved. That just happened to me. When I started learning French I decided it would be smart to use children’s books for the ease in order to practice reading, learn vocabulary, add more sentences to my SRS, etc. So, what better children’s book to use than the all famous The Little Prince or Le Petit Prince.
Let’s just say it didn’t go so well. I was expecting to not know some vocabulary and from time to time find a difficult grammar structure, but Le Petit Prince was hard! I didn’t know at least three words per sentence and some of the grammar structures I could not figure out to save my life. I would know or have looked up all of the meanings of the words in those sentences but the way they were put together made the sentence as a whole sound so strange and not make any sense.
I definitely put it down very quickly and realized that my French needed a lot of improvements! So, I started getting my sentences for my SRS from the beginner levels on LingQ, podcast français facile, About French, ielanguages, and other places that had sentences more one my level. This made my SRSing much more enjoyable as it allowed me to add a lot of sentences quickly, be able to study all of the sentences I added, and see my French improving.
Well, just the other day I decided to go back to Le Petit Prince, because I saw it was on LingQ, and give it another try after about six months of not seeing it. I WAS AMAZED AND SO DAMN EXCITED! I could understand Le Petit Prince; the book read easily by French children but gave me so many problems! As I went through the story, I remembered each sentence structure that gave me problems in the past and thought, “Why the hell was that so difficult for me?” Where when I last read the book I didn’t understand AT LEAST three words per sentence, I now didn’t understand AT MOST three words! I was so excited!
To reach this point is so amazing and so absolutely motivating! I also see that when I am reading in French, I no longer, or much less, translate into English in my head. I can read the sentence in French, and it just makes sense. I say this is a result of changing to only using French when I am SRSing. I wish I would have just started completely in French instead of using the English translation on the second part of the “card”.
I just wanted to let you all know that if you don’t see yourself improving now, you will in the future as long as you stick with it! It may be beneficial to take several pieces of reading at various difficulty levels and see how you do with them. Then come back to them after several months of SRSing (completely in your target language!) and see how much you’ve improved!
Thanks for reading and share with me your moment(s) when you realized you improved in your target language! Thanks again!
This is how I feel when I think about the cost of my university
I finally confirmed my intent to attend the American University of Paris. It has taken me so long first of all because I needed some questions answered, and secondly because I was scared. I am uncertain about being able to afford AUP so I decided to write a post about it to see if maybe a light would turn on in my head as to a way to pay for college or just a relief to some of this uncertainty and fear.
Monthly College Expenses
To start off, I am just going to list out all of my monthly college expenses.
Tuition – 2 937 €
Service Fee – 58 €
Housing – 400 € – 1 100 €
The service fee is a charge on choosing the monthly payment option, and the housing really depends on what type of residence I get. I would really like to stay in the Campuséa dorms, but that is the most expensive option because it has the most bang for your buck with a workout room, laundry room, cybercafé, bathroom, kitchen, video surveillance, wifi, and more. Thankfully, AUP gave me a 1 000 € yearly scholarship which means 125 € was cut out of that monthly tuition.
These are other expenses that are hard to determine at this point in time, but I am going to give the guesstimates AUP supplied. These are yearly numbers except for those marked with an * – which are a one time payment the first month:
*Orientation – 510 €
*Health Insurance – 940 €
*Housing Insurance – 40 €
Books – 1 200 €
Phone – 500 €
Transport – 290 €
Groceries/Meals – 2 700 €
I think I will cut out the phone bill by only skypping friends and family, I wonder if I can get used textbooks cheaper on a website like amazon, transport could possibly be cut out if I am willing to walk everywhere (good workout and a way to see the city), and the groceries/meals turns out to be 300 €/month which is absolutely unknown to me how much I will need for food.
What Am I Going To Do?
That all comes out to be 4 799 € a month plus another 1 490 € for the first month. I have about 2 302.20 € saved up, I still haven’t filed my taxes, I still haven’t done the FAFSA, and I still haven’t filled out AUP’s financial assistance application. I really hope those make a significant impact on my financial situation. My future plan is to be able to make money off of learning to be free and maybe do some freelance work, but that might not happen by the time I reach Paris. I also have to learn all the ins and outs of making money online when it comes to taxes and such so I don’t get arrested on the basis of ignorance. I wonder how much I would earn from a part-time job in Paris, but it isn’t guaranteed that I will get a job.
Everyone tells me I will have to take out many, many loans. I really want to try to avoid this at all costs because it seems to me that when people take out loans, they are just going to college in order to pay for college. I don’t want to bring a huge amount of debt into my life, I want to live in Paris, and I want to be location independent by earning enough money to live wherever I want. I guess the response to that would be, “You can’t always get what you want.”
What do you guys think? Am I way in over my head? What are some other options I have in order to make my dreams come to life?
I turned 18 on December 8th and I just got my license on December 29th. Yea, it’s really late, but I was never big on the idea of driving plus I got into an accident the first time I drove on the streets… a funny and ridiculous story actually. So, it was the first time I had ever drove on the streets (before I just drove around in parking lots) and after a bit I got pretty comfortable. It was way easier than I thought, and I decided to turn right on a street going down a hill with a car parked, in my opinion, rather close to the stop sign. Well, that parked car blocked my view of a car driving up the street that I was about to hit. So, being the inexperienced driver I was, I swerved right into the parked car. My mom’s reaction (which is probably over-exaggerated in my memory) was, “Oh shit! Oh shit! *slight pause to think* No, it’s okay, it’s okay.” So we called my dad, he walked down, knocked on the door, and the guy came out. The best part… he was a sheriff. How wonderful. But the guy was actually very nice and understanding. Sadly, he had to call a cop who had to give me a ticket which, I believe, was only on my record until I was eighteen. So, the accident really could have gone worse, but that totally shattered my confidence resulting in me not starting up driving for another several months.
Then I failed my driving test when I was seventeen which at the time was pretty embarrassing. I failed at the very beginning because my oblivious self turned right on red where a NO RIGHT TURN ON RED sign was posted. I pretty much just did a full circle back into the DMV’s parking lot, and everyone in the waiting room knew I failed because I had just left five minutes before. Now it is something I just laugh about.
After the first fail, it only made sense to not try again until after I turned eighteen because I would have to renew my license at eighteen, the accident would be off my record (I think?), I wanted to get as much practice as possible before I tried the test again, and I wanted to register to vote.
I wad pretty terrified to take my test the second time and how perfect was it that there were two cops in the DMV’s parking lot when I began. I told myself it was a sign, but all went well and I passed. I didn’t get my actual license though. Instead, I just got a paper copy because a Nebraska law, which was enacted only a few years ago, has the DMV first give you a paper copy for about a month until they mail you your legitimate one. I think it has something to do with safety, buuuuut I’m not positive.
The adventures don’t stop there though. Something just had to happen the first time I went on the interstate by myself. If you haven’t already learned from my other driving stories, I am pretty oblivious, I lack common sense, and the worst events always seem to happen to me at the perfect times. So, as I’m driving up to the interstate, I see that it is moving pretty well, but, of course, as I get on an accident happens. A person who has common sense would probably have gotten off the interstate at the first exit possible and drove to school another way. That would be a smart plan… if I knew another way to get to school. Omaha is set up so well and the streets are so simple, yet I don’t know them. So the only way I can get to school is, how I describe it, the third lane over to the right. It just happens that’s the lane the accident happened in. While I’m stuck in the stand-still, I notice all of the cars get out of my lane and here I am just sitting there with one of the cars involved in the accident in front of me. Sitting all alone in the lane because of course no one else is stupid enough to stay in a lane they can’t move in. I’m just say to myself, “Motherfuckers, I have to be in this lane! I don’t know any other way to get to school!” Eventually, I got myself to move over, I drove to school, and all worked out fine.
Now I am so glad I got my license. It is so convenient and so freeing to be able to just hope in the car and drive home after school and work instead of sitting around waiting for a ride.
I remember over the summer when I first decided I wanted to go to Paris for college, I said to my grandma that I wanted to tell her my new life plan. She said, “I like life plans but remember that life plans change… mine was originally not to have kids.”
It is amazing how much mine already has. You know what my life plan was before I decided to go to school in Paris? I wanted to go to the 2012 Olympics for gymnastics. Before that (and this was when I was very little), I wanted to be a veterinarian, a lawyer, and a farmer so I would be able to take care of animals, make a lot of money, and own horses (I still want to own horses some day). And that is just taking into consideration the overall goals. The little plans and hurdles to get over to attain those changed much more significantly. And guess how I feel about the fact that my life plan changed multiple time… I am so happy! If I had continued trying to get to the Olympics I would have had to move to a different city away from my family and friends, I would have never met my French best friend, and I would not be able to move to Paris until I was done with gymnastics. It would have been so many hours, so much work, and whether it would have been worth it in the end, I will never know. What I do know is I am happy with how my life is going now and especially happy that my previous plans didn’t work out.
Lately, my best friend Laura has been stressed about college, and more specifically, the idea that it might not work out for her and her boyfriend to attend the same university. So I wrote her a letter explaining that nothing is set in stone. In a week something could come up that changes everything. Maybe we will all decide to drop out of college and move to an exotic island away from all other civilizations. Maybe we will discover the solution to the oil crisis in a dream and become bajillionaires. Maybe she and her boyfriend will strengthen their relationship by having some time apart.
Sometimes we get so damn scared of the future. The future is something to be excited for. Who is the next amazing person that will come into and change your life? What is the next great invention you will come up with? What record will you beat? What new skills will you learn? What type of books will you get publish?
There is a new adventure ready to happen every passing second! Don’t be scared about that!
Without our emotions and ideas, words don’t really have meaning; they just become random sounds being produced in random ways. The way we perceive a word and the emotion we put on it is what gives those sounds meaning(s). Therefore, we can see what types of people we are by the way we react to the speech used by others and the emotions we choose to place on certain words. We can find out whether or not we are negative, or rather how negative we are, positive, happy, interesting, etc.
New Language | Slang | Curse Words
I love to swear. I find it fun, funny, and interesting. Swear words can spice up a sentence and give it that little extra it needs. I don’t care how bad the word is considered by society, and I don’t think curse words should be bleeped out, edited out, and/or not allowed on TV, radio, or the internet. If you don’t want to hear or read them then change radio stations, read something else, and so on. If you find a word as rude, unclassy, or inappropriate then that’s your problem, not the speaker’s. The only reason a word is negative to you is because you put negativity on it which shows the qualities you possess. I especially love when I hear old people (I have a much wider range of what an old person is compared to most people) complaining about how English is becoming diluted and vague. Just because it isn’t the language you use doesn’t mean it is bad or worse; it is just different. Thinking your speech is better or more precise shows how arrogant and outdated you are. I don’t think having a different opinion is bad, but I just want people to realize what is actually happening when they place their judgements on speech. A word is only vulgar if you make it vulgar, and a word is only obscene if you make it obscene. Plus, if you think new ways of speaking are wrong, chances are your generation is going to die out soon, and your opinion of how speech should be isn’t how it will end up no matter the amount of whining you do. So why make such a big deal over something so petty? If you find someone else’s way of expressing their ideas is wrong then, again, that’s your problem, you’re only hurting yourself, and if you don’t want to hear it don’t listen!
Correct Words/Grammar Structures/Etc.
Dude, I see this bullshit everywhere. “OMG! People use this word/grammar structure wrong! What are we going to do about this? Let’s grab a dictionary because we’re big, fat, whinny bitches!” Here is an article I just found: Should overused words be banished?. It talks about NPR’s An Amazing Trickeration?: Banished Words For 2012 list. The list is described as, “…the Banished Words are terms that were misused, overused or generally useless, to paraphrase the original title of the list.”
1. You can’t misuse a word. You can use it differently or in a new way… there is no such thing as misuse when it comes to language.
2. Something being overused is an opinion and just shows how irritable the person who has that opinion is. Even more, after looking at the list, plenty of the words I have either never heard or can’t remember the last time I heard. I have never heard of shared sacrifice, blowback, the new normal, pet parent, win the future, trickeration (but I love this), and thank you in advanced. I can’t remember the last time I heard baby bump or man cave. So my bet is the only people who are complaining about these “overused” words go looking for them. They read magazines and internet articles where they are for sure to find them just to have something to complain about whether they do it consciously or not.
3. There is no such things as a useless word. Negativity, negativity, negativity. Every word has a use and what a silly idea to think one doesn’t.
….Therefore, their list really has no meaning to it.
Then it goes on to say ginormous is a neologism. I have been saying ginormous since I heard it in the movie Elf back in 2003… it’s not that new.
If logophiles hate amazing so much how are they logophiles? I guess a new meaning for logophile is people who think they know what they are talking about when it comes to language but really don’t.
My favorite is their post on the misuse of the word ironic. If I believed in restricting a word to a set of definitions, I would still disagree with their idea that the word ironic is misused. It is funny how they give the three definitions of the word I learned in school at the bottom, one of which contradicts their opinion. It is the one about situational irony saying that when something happens that wasn’t expected is ironic and every sentence they give to prove their argument is an example of situational irony. Then they try to cover it up by saying situational irony is the one that could be most left up to interpretation. No, if the definition is what you say it is then when a person sees someone three times a day without expecting to, that’s ironic, if someone likes a movie they didn’t expect to like, that’s ironic, if you aren’t expected to have a warm day in a certain month, that’s ironic. The stupidity and ignorance I see in the world just makes me want to rip out my hair.
Organizations Fighting for Pure Language
These are the best. These organizations around the world fighting to keep their language pure. In English speaking countries it is just old people fighting progressive young people. In other countries it’s fighting English words entering their language. One that sticks out prominently in my mind is L’Académie Française in France. They are trying to stop French from becoming English. Any linguist would be willing to explain to them that language doesn’t work that way or at least their is no evidence of one language having so much influence on another that one becomes the other. Languages mix and change all the time and they have since their beginning. There really is no reason to try and stop that. England become the strongest country in the world even though its language was “attacked” and “pushed to the brink of being extinction” from French and their language is now the lingua franca of the world. It is just amazing how many foreign words you can find in English. Probably more than any other Indo-European language. I especially love when L’Académie Française FIGHTS FRENCH WORDS! They are so lazy that they can’t take the time to see what words were borrowed into English from French and are now being borrowed back into French. And then chances are any other word borrowed from English is either from another Germanic language or another Romance language. So most of their efforts are a waste of time. Really what they should be doing is working on the prestige of their language by trying to help their economy and their look to the rest of the world. Make it so the French people would have neither a need nor a want to use an “English” word. One day I will start my own Academy for promoting language growth. It will be called something stupid like The Academy for Progressing English. It will produce a dictionary with all of the words and usages discovered each year, make a list of all the words not to ban and to keep using, it will add as many words as possible from other languages which don’t exist in English (I think I heard German has a word for the colors you see during sunsets and sunrises… we shall take that word), all of the acceptable spellings that won’t take away from reading comprehension, and members will try to promote acceptance when it comes to language. Then as I grow I will open one up in every country… and become a Bajillionaire :} !
There is a little something America fought for called freedom of speech… we need to start fighting for it again
The one thing I’ve learned from reading the several blogs I do is how typical they all are. The bloggers are all anti-conformists and yet they are anti-conformists in all pretty much the same way. It just made me realize how typical being original is. Not that that is bad thing it is just an interesting observation. Let me tell you what I mean.
Most of the blogs I read are usually about leading a different lifestyle from the norm (that is what I am trying to do, isn’t it?). They quit their jobs, travel around the world, and own their own businesses. It seems to always start with a revelation; a revelation that they aren’t happy where they are right now or their life isn’t actually what they want it to be. So what do they do? They start a blog.
I was given the opportunity to have an amazing experience that I never knew I would get by my best friend. He invited me to stay with his family in France for a month and to go on vacation with them in southern France. I was so excited and then I realized, what will happen when that month is over? I don’t want to come back to the US and live a typical life. So I read a little book called The Art of Non-Conformity which made me come up with the idea to go to school in Paris, bought a 72 Hour Package (sorry don’t remember if that’s exactly what it’s called) through Fluent in 3 Months, and was given a little advice by Sean Ogle to start a blog because “it is the best way to create change in your life.” Look at how good I am at listening!
Their blogs are often very elaborate. They are fun to look at, have an interesting design, and are put together so well. The authors explain their stories, share what they have learned, post about the inspirational lives of others, etc. Their videos are awesome, their pictures are top quality, and every post I read I just want to make a bible out of (minus the religious idea).
Then there is always a book of some sort. Often, one about the way they earned their new life and how you can too. The profit helps support their dreams and then they aid other blogs by promoting their products (and getting a little for themselves too). Video courses, free-lance work, and talks (TEDx seems like the thing lately which must be some part of TED or something?) are all also very common.
BAM what just happened? New Years! You know how most of the blogs reacted… “Best Posts of the Year”, “Looking Back”, “Looking Forward”, “New Years Resolutions”, etc. etc. etc. Who uses mint.com? Me and at least three other bloggers. Who uses WordPress? Haven’t heard of one that doesn’t. Where does the subscription list go? Right side right at the top! New York Times, USA Today, CNN, etc. who hasn’t been mentioned in those? Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon… get with it if you haven’t joined already. Humor… can’t remember the last time I didn’t laugh at one of their posts. Inspiration… if the Himalayan Mountains were in my backyard I would have climbed them a hundred times by now because of how their posts make me feel.
When I compare my blog to theirs… frankly, my blog is shit. It is rather boring looking, I don’t use enough pictures, I don’t have any videos, no subscription list, nothing really inspiring the “Ooh! Aaahh!” reaction, no visitors (but have you ever noticed I write as if there are? … See?! See that sentence? I’m even doing it now… I’m talking to no one. No one is reading right now and each of these sentences are written as if someone is), and I just recently started being myself… ON MY OWN BLOG! You know what else is wrong with all of this? I complain about everything that’s not working out but don’t do the work to make it better. I just listed off several things that could make my blog better and do you see a subscription list added? How about a video? I know what’s wrong, why don’t I “Make Sh*t Happen” –Jenny Blake Life After College?
So in all actually, non-conformity isn’t all that original. Not that that’s a bad thing, just an observation I found very interesting. And you know why it is that all these blogs work in similar ways? Maybe because it works? I look up to all of the bloggers whom I follow and my blog will probably take a very similar path. They all know what they are doing, learn from each other, and help each other out… one big blogging family I suppose. They know what they are talking about when they say that starting a blog is the best way to promote change in your life, they know how to speak a language quickly, and they know how to destroy debt. And the one thing I didn’t mention that all these bloggers share… they are all happy.
Thanks for reading! I hope no one took this post as offensive. I guess it’s my turn to learn how to be free.
P.S. Since I seem to be on a blog mentioning spree, one blog I have to mention is AJATT because Khatzumoto is just so god damn funny!