My Goals this Year

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November 16, 2012 by ebostick1212

Every year, I find it helpful to set some goals for myself. Not the bland New Years resolutions that everyone seems to drop after a month, but true, reachable goals, that I strive towards.  For example, last year I told myself I was going to write my dissertation and graduate from university, with no extensions and no excuses…and come May, I had accomplished just that…with grades I was actually quite pleased with!

This year is a bit different, a little less concrete.  Being in university made it easy to set goals, because there was always one constant.  ‘I am going to pass this year, and move on to the next year.’. But with college finished, what am I supposed to aim towards now?

At first I felt a little lost….I mean, really, what is life without academics?  It’s the only thing I have been doing for 18+ years!  However, after some thinking, I realized that this year I could have just as many, if not more, goals that I could reach.  So here they are….

1. Learn to speak Spanish fluently.  I mean, I’m here in Spain, right?  Hay que aprovechar…..I need to take advantage of this awesome opportunity.  This one is a given.  Sidenote: I would also love to learn to speak ‘Andalú’, like a true andalusian, but so far this hasn’t panned out.

2. Save some actual money.  This may prove difficult, as the salary I receive from La Junta is really just for living off of, not for saving.  Yet I think this goal is reachable, considering I teach 8 private classes a week!

3.  Travel as much as I can afford.  This might be difficult with number 2, but I am sure I can save enough for a day trip to Cordoba, maybe a short trip to Granada and a short trip to the north of Spain.

4. Make some friends. This seems simple, but Sevillanos are a little notorious for being cliquish.  I need to extend myself a little more if I want to make friends.

5. Try local delicacies.  I am an amateur foodie, and while I do not want to travel down the lines of Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods (greedy American judging local food…) , I would like to see what makes Spain a gastronomic delight.  I already lovvvvve jamón and morcilla (blood sausage) but I haven’t really delved at all into tapas culture or tried the magnificent seafood from Huelva and Galicia.

Hopefully I will be able to complete all these goals…If I put my mind to it, I am sure I will.  The overarching goal of this year is to experience the culture as profoundly as I can, and understand Spain from the inside out.

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2 thoughts on “My Goals this Year

  1. […] months ago, I assigned myself some goals, in order to provide some focus to my time in Spain.  It has been almost seven months since I got […]

  2. […] have previously addressed the goals I wanted  to accomplish during my year here in Sevilla, and I have accomplished them, for the most part.  Of course there are several smaller […]

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