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?