I am back in Karlsruhe, it’s 2013 and so it must be time to post my new year’s resolutions…
- Get back to doing my exercise DVD. What with illness then the stress of Christmas I’ve been neglecting it lately, and I can tell! I feel weak, sluggish and some of my clothes are getting tight. Must get my Jillian on again this year!
- Keep on top of the housework better. I’m a firm believer that life is too short to spend it cleaning, but over the past few months the flat has looked bad even by my standards.
- Become a better translator. I want to improve my style this year and maybe get at least one or two translations back from the proofreader without any corrections or style suggestions. Maybe then I will also get to do some nice translations for a change, instead of always being responsible for the technical ones!
- Finish visiting 30 German towns before I turn 30 and blog about them. I believe I am up to 7 blogged about (although I have visited loads more!) so I have a lot of work ahead of me…
- Save up and do some OU courses. I have a whole list of short courses that sound interesting and this year I actually want to do a few.
That’s all. I think 5 is enough for one year!
Now that I’m back I’m going to atempt to visit all the blogs I read and see what I’ve been missing out on – providing this computer will let me! If you don’t get a comment from me it’s probably because Mr. Computer has taken a dislike to your blog and decided to freeze rather than actually loading it…
13 thoughts on “Resolutions time”
I have an OU degree. The courses are fabulous.
However, if you are doing the courses just for fun and not for certificates, you can do many of them for free through OpenLearn. You don’t send off essays, you just work through them at home.
Thanks for the tip. I have actually heard of OpenLearn, but without an actual course that I’m paying for I know I’ll never actually get through them! Once I’ve paid actual money I’m more willing to sit down and do the work. Also, I’m still considering going for a qualification eventually – it’s just sooo expensive to do courses that are worth any more than 10 points when living abroad! UK prices are much cheaper…
Great resolutions :0 thats really good to know tilly!
Yes, good resolutions all – and all quite achievable. I like the one about becoming a better translator, because I myself am PANTS at translating. I mean, I can sort-of do it, but stylistically my work sucks. I think it’s because I think either in French or in English, and I find it tough to go back and forth between the two, and I get frustrated and tired and of course, then my work suffers even more. Fortunately, I don’t have to translate very much at all these days (except for some children’s material, but that’s easy). So – I’m rooting for your better translations!
Thank you! With you behind me I surely can’t help but improve 😉 I’m technically a good translator, as in my translations are correct in terms of content and grammar, etc. but when it comes to style my colleague is much, much better than me.
I admire people who can set themselves targets like this – I hope they all go well for you. 🙂
Thank you! Setting the targets is the easy part 😉
I’m glad I’m not the only one with a load of goals this year! I like the OU idea, I am in a bit of a don’t-know-what-I-want-where-I-want-it-what-to-do type place at the moment, I’m going to look into it!
I’ve done 2 OU short courses in the past – Start Writing Fiction and a science one that I can’t remember the name of. They were both really good.
My resolution is to not make any resolutions! I know I will just get bored and move onto something else! I’m also bad at housework, but I’ve been doing a little every day, like putting something in it’s porper place after I’ve used it etc. Makes a BIG difference! I was studying with the OU but the government have put the prices for England students up by 250%!! My certificate is due to end in 2013 and I’m 20 credits short and don’t have the £800+ to finish it. What is rediculous is that if I lived just 1.5 hours away in Wales, I’d pay 250% less!! It’s just not bloody fair!
Oooh, that sucks! Stupid government! I can only afford the short courses and even for them I have to save up for months beforehand.