Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014

Today I'm spending the usual weekly update post to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for being with me all throughout the year.

Another year over. That's how a lyric goes in John Lennons: Happy Xmas (war is over) song. It's the time for sharing and caring, meeting up with family from near and far and enjoying a breather away from the rustle and bustle of our busy lives.

I've taken the trip home to my mother for Christmas, and immediately proceeded to catch a cold from somewhere. This is of course hindering my ability to be productive, but that's OK. Christmas is one of those few times where I can't fault myself for taking it a bit easy.

I'm still on a recovery mission from my week away to London, where I got somewhat behind in my memrising. It's surprisingly difficult to recover once you get shaken out of your rhytm. No matter, I'm starting easy and trying to reduce the massive queue by 50-100 words per day. This way I don't get any avalanche of reviews in a few days, simply pushing the problem to then.

Thank you!

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of Actual Fluency throughout the year. Thank you for listening to the podcast, reading the posts, and interacting either via email, facebook or comments. This year has been a total life-changer for me, and all of the above greatly influenced that. It literally warms my heart everytime somebody sends me an email saying they enjoyed something I put out there.

It's been a crazy year, with many adventures, victories and defeats. But most importantly of all it has been a year of growth. I know for myself personally, but also a lot of other people in the community have learned new languages, or greatly improved other aspects of their lives. I'm so proud of everyone, myself included.

What will the future hold?

Nobody can say for sure. That's what makes it tricky. But all I can say is that I'm going to continue working hard to bring you guys top quality content, both on the podcast but also in writing here on the blog. I'm also going to continue working hard experimenting on how to improve language learning as well as general life, to share the results here on Actual Fluency.

Before 2015 rolls around I'll have prepared a post about this incredible year in review. Then after New Year I'll have written a 2015 goals and visions post, looking forward for next year. With some goalsetting and talking about plans I want to achive.

For now though, I'm just going to tend to my cold and try not to get too hopelessly behind with my Russian studies before the year ends.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

FROM actualfluency.com

In case you don't celebrate Christmas (or New Year?): Happy Holidays

 

  • Bob

    Thank you Chris for bringing quality content and the Podcast. Your willingness to share the ups and downs of language learning in addition to the advice of the process is refreshing. Your casual tone and openness hits home with what I and probably a lot of learners go through. I hope you feel better soon.

    • Chris Broholm

      Thanks Bob! You have always been there for me, ready with a comment to cheer up my day, thank you so much, it means a lot when people take the time to comment, especially in this busy day and age.

      I’m looking forward to 2015, and hopefully sharing even more. I can say that there is definitely a post in the proverbial pipelines about burning out, or more precisely recovering or adjusting to a chance in location and routine.