How to Learn Spanish by Consuming Media/Content

Hola, ¿cómo estás? Bienvenido de nuevo a mi blog. O bienvenido si acabas de encontrar mi blog.

Welcome back to another post. While I was thinking of what I wanted to right next I knew I wanted it to do with languages. If you read my #PathToPolyglotism post, then you know that I am learning languages. One of the languages is Spanish. I’d have to say that out of the languages I’m learning it’s my favorite. Sure, it may be partly due to the fact that I’ve been studying it for years so it’s not as much work or frustrating to learn. I’m looking at you, Russian.

However, I also love learning Spanish because it’s a beautiful language. It’s widely spoken, so it’s useful. Also, many of the places on my travel bucket list are Spanish speaking countries. Such as Spain, which I know in my heart I will love. One aspect of learning Spanish I’ve been focused on is listening. Yes, speaking a language is super important. But I’ve always struggled being able to understand people who were talking at a normal pace for them. Because it’s one thing to understand a video where someone is teaching Spanish, or your actual Spanish teacher. They’ll usually speak slower. That can give you a false sense of where your listening comprehension is.

If you’d like to learn how to consume media and content in Spanish (or whatever if your target language), keep reading.

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Why I Hate Love Triangles in Books and Movies

In my latest Youtube video I discuss why I can’t stand love triangles

I know that love triangles seem to be very popular in books, TV shows and movies. And I have just one question: why? Love triangles are one of my pet peeves, and in this Youtube video I discuss why. Do you agree with my stance on love triangles? Or do you enjoy them? Let me know in the comments below. Additionally, I show the last few days leading up to conquering Nanowrimo. Hope you enjoy!

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What You Need to Start Teaching English Online

Becoming a digital nomad/remote worker is gaining more popularity by the day. And I can see why. Young people seem to want to get out and explore the world and some feel like the traditional 9-5 office job that they’ve been trained to want, may not be for them. And that’s ok! (And if you do like the stability of a 9-5 and just want extra income, still keep reading!) For those seeking to transition into a remote lifestyle or for whatever reason need a side hustle/income, you may have come across teaching English online.

Some may not know, but one job I have is teaching English online to students whose ages can range from five years old to sixteen years old, all at varying levels. My native English speakers out there who have searched for remote jobs have probably come across teaching English online. But what is it? What qualifications do you need to start? Do I need to have a spare bedroom to use as a classroom? For the answers to popular questions, keep reading.

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Goals Four: December 2018

If you are a regular reader, thanks for coming back to my blog! I appreciate you. If you’re a new reader, welcome! I also appreciate you and hope you find my blog interesting and motivating. I decided to do a different kind of post today, one related to goals and what I’d like to set for myself December 2018. This may seem a little odd, right? Usually people wait until January and the start of a new year to list out their goals. But I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s Resolution and the whole “new year, new me” thing.

Why? Because I believe it encourages people to believe that they can’t make changes NOW. They always have to wait until next week, next month, next year. I’ve heard someone say they want to get fit but they weren’t going to start until next month so they can “start fresh.” Isn’t that insane? I think now especially I need to refocus and spell out my goals because this past month has been a tough one and caused me to fall off track a bit. But the new series on my blog may help me fight that…

I also realized I’m unintentionally posting this on the 4th of December… trippy.

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Grocery Shopping, 4 AM Workout & Errands: Youtube

Hey everyone! Just wanted to post my latest Youtube video. I have a tab connected to my Youtube channel above in the menu bar. So feel free to click on that link to go straight to my Youtube channel. But here, I am discussing what was inspiring me lately, a quick grocery trip, an early morning workout and doing some errands. Hope you enjoy! P.S., if you like the shirt I’m wearing I found a link to the same style here on Amazon. (Use of Amazon affiliate link).

See you in my next post,

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How I Survived Nanowrimo: My First Nano Experience

How I Survived My First Nanowrimo

If you’re reading this, that means I survived my first Nanowrimo! I made it! If you are unfamiliar with Nanowrimo, I wrote a blog post all about it and documenting the first few days. But in short, it’s an annual challenge that occurs in November. The goal? Write 50,000 words. Yup, sounds kind of insane, right? Well, it was. And it was also a wonderfully insane, frustrating and encouraging experience. But with all that not only did I survive Nanowrimo, but I conquered Nanowrimo, if I do say so myself.

Keep reading to find out how…

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10 Ted Talks to Motivate & Inspire You

Problem: I Need Inspiration

Solution: Ted Talks

Okay, so this may be oversimplying the solution to the problem just a tad. However, I do believe Ted Talks are a great resource to use when you want to get inspired. I’m someone who loves finding motivation by hearing other’s success stories, inspiring outlook on life/business/money, or whatever. In fact, I think most people are like that. However, they feel that it can only come in the form of people they know. Well, I personally believe that looking for inspiration outside of your circle is amazing!

Why? Well, sometimes you may just not feel inspired by the people you’re around. That’s not to say there aren’t amazing people around you who are doing admirable things, but sometimes it’s not what gets you going.  With Ted Talks, or finding anyone via this beautiful thing called the internet, we can pinpoint what kind of person we want to seek inspiration from. You don’t know any entrepreneurs in the beauty industry? You can find one online. How about someone who ditched their corporate job to live in a minimalist life? Sounds interesting, and I want to know more, but I don’t know anyone like that. Again, internet, Youtube, Ted Talks. So here are some of my favorite TedTalks I’ve seen (and I have a lot more to see/hear).

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