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January 9, 2018


今日の話題は:All English

Happy New Year everybody.

I thought I’d write one of these all English updates around the beginning of the new year to talk about New Year’s resolutions in general and what mine are.

Do you have a resolution this year? Do you usually have a resolution? In the past I rarely made New Year’s resolutions and, to be honest, felt that they were mostly unnecessary. I always felt that you should live your life so that you don’t need to make challenges on January 1st. You should always try to achieve your goals and be honest with yourself.

However, in recent years, especially since I started teaching privately, I find that setting a New Year’s resolution allows you to maintain a long term goal and stay aware of what you need to do to achieve your goal. There is also a sense of guilt when you don’t achieve your goal. And guilt is good for staying balanced.

My resolution last year was to make this website, which I did, by myself. I achieved my goal and it has really benefited my career as a private English teacher. So I guess that my goal this year is to further grow my website and student base. It’s not a very big goal but there isn’t much else that I think I want to achieve by myself.

In terms of things I want this year, I want a Honda Zoomer and a full-back tattoo. But those aren’t resolutions...

What do you want to achieve this year? Do you always make resolutions? Do you think resolutions are dumb?


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