Happy New Year.
The recovery process after reading ‘Call Me By Your Name’ proves to be extremely difficult as I am currently experiencing detachment issues. I can’t stop thinking about the characters and my emotional state, let alone theirs.
Because of my detachment issues of which I don’t put myself down for, It’s resulted in me reading online reviews, and watching interviews of the actors, who play Elio and Oliver in the film, in order to slowly escape the strong gravitational pull that this book possesses.
Other than this book taking up a good 83% of my VALUABLE time, I have been slowly applying to university. This process is taking its sweet time and I really need to be reminded of how vital my application is in order to be accepted into the universities of my choice.
Moving onto the topic of this blog post, I never usually make new years resolutions as I have never really seen the point in them.
Firstly, most people give up on their new years resolutions (including myself), so what’s the point? Secondly, they’re normally so cliché and aren’t really something that you are willing to put the effort in for.
And finally- If you really want to change something about yourself, or better yourself then why wait till the New Year?
However, I have been watching these YouTubers (lol don’t judge) and their content has really inspired me to do something that I know I will definitely stick to. I want to learn a new language.
For a long time now, I have been wondering why native English speakers aren’t persuaded to learn a new language. I feel so ignorant when I go to another country and I expect them to know English as it is the second most spoken language in the world. It fascinates me when I hear that people can speak multiple languages and I wish that I was one of those people. Other than learning a language at GCSE, we are never encouraged to learn another language from a young age, and this is something I wish people would have pushed me to do.
I started off by wanting to learn German as I recognised certain words and phrases from when I was younger and was studying it. I thought it was the easiest language for me, personally, because of what I already know. However, it wasn’t the language that I felt passionate about, which is why I am now going to study French instead of German.
The French language is a romanticised language and I have no other excuse as to why I want to study it apart form that one. The language, to me, sounds so beautiful and has always been a language on my list to study alongside Italian, German and Mandarin. This doesn’t go to say that I will just drop German; it just means that German isn’t my priority without making that sound so rude and opposed.
Some people probably think that I will give up, or not stick to my word. However, I actually feel quite passionate about this and want to speak fluent French. I understand that French is quite hard when it comes to pronunciation and grammar, but I wont give up. In fact, because I am so passionate about this language I believe that I will stick to my new years resolution.
Don’t make a new years resolution if you know that there is a possibility that you wont stick to it. I believe that it’s completely pointless if you’re just going to drop it like all your other resolutions.
Maybe learn a new language?