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Welcome to the Final Round of Words 2015

How is it the start of the final Round of Words in 80 Days for 2015 already?? Where did the year go? This final Round will take us right up to Christmas, finishing on December 24.

Anyway, I know that last Round I only really got my studies done. I’ll try to do better this Round! So without further ado, here’s my list of goals:

  • Finish course CCC505 by Halloween
  • Finish course CCC501 by 08/11
  • Start course MA502
  • Start course CCC503
  • Read one book per week
  • Write at least 20.000 words during NaNoWriMo
  • Do DDP Yoga every day (once DVDs arrive)

Joining us for a Round of Words? Here’s the ROW80 Linky!

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ROW80 Round 3: List of Goals

Is it already time for the third Round of Words in 80 Days of 2015? Where did the previous two rounds go??

A new round also means a new set of goals to achieve. I actually did really well in the last round, and I already know I’ll be busy with grad school. I won’t get to do much writing, but I hope to get quite a bit of other stuff done.

For those just joining this blog and those unfamiliar with ROW80, the rules are very simple. You need to have a blog. There are weekly check-ins via the Linky on the ROW80 Website you’ll need to link an update to on Wednesdays and Sundays. You get to set your own rules – they just have to be measurable. Instead of saying “I want to read more books” you should say “I want to read [x amount] books” or “Write 2 chapters per weeks” etc.

There are no prizes, but there is a great community that checks in on the progress you’ve made, and encourages you to keep going.

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To Do List – Week of April 20

Another week, another to do list. Having these weekly goals actually helps me focus on my tasks.

This week’s list is quite long, and includes academic goals (assignments), supplement courses, blogging and a Rock ‘n’ Roll Reading. Yes, that’s right. This week is the benefit concert and reading to save a local cultural organisation called Cow Club. Rock music and literature – perfect!

Some of the blog posts are already scheduled or just need photos now, so it’s not as much as it looks.

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To Do List – Week of March 23

I’m not gonna lie. It’s not gonna be pretty. There’s so much to do this week and I don’t know where to start.

  • Submit CCC502 Assignment #5
  • Start planning MA501 Final Paper
  • Write & Submit Sherlock Holmes Story by 26/03
  • Attend Granddad’s 90th birthday lunch
  • Attend Granddad’s 90th birthday party
  • Complete Theatre & Globalisation module #6
  • Complete Global Health & Humanitarianism module #5
  • Complete Modern Middle East module #3
  • Complete Australian Literature module #3 & #4
  • Complete Dutch module #3
  • Complete Interviews module #3
  • Complete International Development module #5
  • Complete Modern Business & Organisations module #3 & #4
  • Complete Community Journalism module #2
  • Plan English lesson
  • Teach English extra tuition

Plus, you know, update the blog (the scheduling isn’t really working out for me right now… ), write a few things I’d really love to write but don’t have time for, and you know, maybe grab a drink with friends.

But there’s no decent pub in this godforsaken place and I’m sick of having to go to the same bistro over and over. I want a beer, dammit. This week is already off to a spectacularly bad start and I’m not seeing it getting that much better. Maybe I should take up yoga and meditation so everything going on around me doesn’t affect me the way it does. For now, I just need to concentrate to get through the assignments and do as much as I can today.

 

ROW80 – Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus!

Hello, my lovely ROWers, Happy St. David’s Day!

Or “Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus,” as they say in Wales, as it’s the day of their patron saint.

When I was living in the UK, I got to spend time in some of its most beautiful corners. I’ve lived close to the Lake District, called Cumbria and Merseyside my home, spent weekends in Scotland, worked in Lancashire and spend a lot of time driving through remote little villages in Yorkshire.

But Wales, mostly North Wales, but Wales nonetheless, will always have a special place in my heart as I have many fond memories of Llandudno, Llangollen, Conwy, Caernarfon, Betws-y-Coed, Colwyn Bay and all the places in-between.

Through my travels there I tried to pick up a bit of the language. I can pronounce place names (that’s a feat in itself), recognise the most used words on signs (though don’t ask me to try and pronounce “Gwasanaethau” – I’m sticking to the English “Services” as in motorway services) and I know some greetings. Cymru (Wales) is a beautiful place and Cymraeg (Welsh) a really interesting language.

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ROW80 Round 1, 2015 – List of Goals

This is my second time participating in ROW80. While I didn’t quite manage to achieve all my goals for the last Round, it did get me to be more creative.

I also know what to expect now and how it all works, so without further ado, here’s my List of Goals for the first Round of Words in 2015!

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