In March, I have spent the first five days thinking. I thought about a new plan – a more realistic one, a SMART goals based one. I understand that my biggest enemy is my lack of patience – I constantly tend to do more, cramming all the possible and impossible tasks in my two free hours a day but, strangely enough, I come up with less. When, in fact, it should be the other way round, shouldn’t it? – less is more. So instead of writing an article each day I’ll right one each week. Instead of listening to a whole book repeatedly I’ll listen to whole chapters repeatedly. Instead of reading five books a month I’ll read three books a month. Instead of rushing things over I’ll slow down and take great pleasure and actually learn more.
So thank you, March, for letting my plan experiment with you:
1. Writing an article each week (ideally using new vocabulary and proper English grammar structures).
2. Reading two memoirs and one book on writing. (I still have to finish Sol Stein’s book on writing but I have already started Eat, Love, Pray – a memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert – didn’t I tell you I was impatient?).
3. Choosing a chapter from the audio book Big Magic and shadowing it every day until I completely master the English in it (there must be something about this book – I realise I mention it so often). 20 minutes a day should do.
I am not sure yet what will happen out of it but I am sure (almost desperately sure) I want to change my life – the way I live it, the way I appreciate it.