The calendar has flipped over to a new month which means it’s time to add a new “someday” to my journey. This month I’m going to begin learning Italian in earnest. I’ve piddled around with language in the past, but it’s not something that comes easily to my brain. I’ve tried for a week or so (much like dieting), but I’ve always given up. I love Italy. I love the pace and the beauty of Italy. I love traveling in Italy. I would love to speak Italian so I can communicate better when I am there and also to keep a piece of Italy with me.
Reviewing the last three months, writing, for my blogs and in my journal, is moving along smoothly; writing my book (November’s “someday”) is lagging. However, I have been giving the book’s content a lot of thought and my writing is usually done in my brain before I even begin to put words to screen. I am meditating regularly (December’s “someday”) and feel the practice has taken hold as part of my daily routine. I am walking and/or running daily and I am ahead of plan on the 1200-mile annual challenge I started last month (118.76 miles to date). Now, it’s time to add language lessons and practice.
To begin this month’s “someday”, I’ve downloaded an Italian language program to listen to in my car. I’m in my car a lot, so that seems the most reasonable way to get started. I also joined an online language program I’ll use to supplement the audio program.
I’ll keep you posted. For now, ciao!