I Like the Click

I mentioned in my New Year’s post that I’ve got two big goals for this year. Learning a bit of Russian and finish a  new shiny bright glimmering in the moonlight draft of Novel That Has A Name but Does Not Deserve it Yet.

I started Russian lessons two weeks ago and the language is really cool. I like the analogue part of having to think about writing the letters of the Cyrillic alphabet, and I feel all Indiana Jones-y deciphering words.

Здравствуйте

Just look at that word! It’s formal for ‘Hello’. HELLO.

So so pretty. I’m kind of a nerd when it comes to languages so you’ll have to forgive me.

Anyway. Besides the lesson once a week I try to spent 10 minutes of every day practising letters or learning new words. Yesterday something awesome happened.

I felt The Click.

I didn’t have to look up the letters anymore and could read a lot of words. It ‘s possible that my brain had enough input to provide me with a translation without me being consciously aware of it, but I know this feeling very well.

It also happens sometimes when writing. When chapters and pages seem like endless loose parts of colourful Lego blocks and then suddenly The Click happens and you’re able to see a clear image of what the building should end up like.

I like The Click.

It’s what I’m looking for in life. The feeling of being on the right track. The opposite feeling of The Click is stepping on a Lego block when NOT wearing shoes. Sorry for the metaphors, I also like Lego.

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Once I realized December was there, it was nearly over. Christmas and other things got in the way of me actually doing stuff. Sounds vague, doesn’t it? Well that’s because it is.

I have no idea how it got to be 2018 so damn fast.

But it is. And I like a new year. It’s the queen of blank pages, all shiny and ready to be filled with expectations, memories, experiences and probably a lot of Netflix.

I’ve been browsing the Internet because I’m obsessed with other people’s resolutions. I found there’s one thing a lot of these resolutions have in common: the word more.

More sleep/ more drinking water/ more exercise/more travel/more writing/more happy/ more of more.

I’ve got two big goals to fill my 2018 blank page. And lots of smaller ones

When I think about goals and things I want to achieve myself the word more also plays an important role. So I’ve decided to scratch it.

Do more of what makes me happy. Do enough of what makes me happy 🙂

And

  1. Learn a bit of Russian

I’ve signed up for a Russian language course. The Cyrillic alphabet has always fascinated me and when I hear Russian (or any other Slavic language for that matter) I have absolutely no clue of what’s being said. And it’s sounds mysterious and amazing, enough reason to try and learn. (and also because I feel like I’m about the learn a secret code).

  1. Finish second draft of Novel

Kind of speaks for itself.

Happy New Year everyone! May it bring you enough of what you want.