So here we are in 2020. After spending the last month or so reflecting on stuff that’s happened up to this point, it’s now a new year, which comes with new things to look forward to. Last year had its ups and downs, but trended toward positive for me, and I hope that continues onward. … Continue reading Yearly Themes for 2020
At the start of the new year, I outlined some of my yearly themes that I’m keeping in mind, not resolutions per se, just general courses of action I’m trying to take for both this language project and my life in general. The theme of The Year of Striving was the new one I added, … Continue reading Reevaluating Methods
2018 has come to a close, which puts us in the time of year when a lot of people talk about new year resolutions. I’m not fond of resolutions myself, I feel like it’s more or less starting off with a handicap and setting yourself up for failure. A lot of the things people resolve … Continue reading Yearly Themes
Two weeks in, and I am finding myself struggling with trying to figure out how to start these blogs off. I haven’t quite nailed down the voice I’m aiming to strike in them, or have a pictured “audience” that I could project to, so there’s a bit of stumbling to fall into a tone I … Continue reading What and Why Deeper Dive
Over the last six months, I’ve become well acquainted with feeling dumb. It’s a laughably easy achievement in language learning, all it takes is seeing a word that you know you’ve seen at least five times before and being utterly baffled trying to remember the definition, or seeing a sentence where every word in it … Continue reading Feeling The Stupidest, but also Smart
What is this blog, indeed? Well, to start things off, an introduction of sorts. Hello! I’m bats. I’m a writer, artist, and monolingual English speaker. I like those first two labels, but I’ve never been happy about the third one, and toward the end of 2017, I decided to try and do something about it. … Continue reading What Is This Blog?