Monthly Goals : July

Happy Sunday,
Recently I joined a lovely group of bloggers who have committed to holding each other accountable and encouraging other to fulfill their monthly goals be them personal or professional. If you’re interested in what everyone else will be up to check them out.  An InLinkz Link-up
So the summer is winding down and I begin to transition back into student mode, there are a few little projects I’d like to finish up as my goals.
  • Begin French Basics: The goal is for me to be at least conversational in more than two languages, since my endgame is to live in Canada, learning French was a no-brainer. So I’m downloading Duolingo and we’ll work from there. 
  • Drink More Green Tea: It’s no secret I had a sweet tooth; hell some might say that label is an understatement. Since I’m cutting back on my candy intake I’ve increased my juice intake, I had been doing so good. To save money and to be health conscious I’m going to return to brewing and sweetening my own green tea. 
  • Unload 2 Posts A Week: This was something I wanted to do in June but with work, other projects, and all the unfortunate injustices that occurred in June it was pushed to the back burner. Although this month didn’t start off any better, I’m making this a priority. 
  • Write Freelance Pieces: Last fall I began to write for Slant News, but in May the site shut down. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find a site willing to pay for my work, but I feel it’s my duty to share my voice. Hopefully, I’ll be able to find a site that will compensate me.
I would like to remind you all to practice self-care during these trying times and urge you all to educate yourselves on the injustices that are taking place in the US. 
Until Next Time
Aitza B

  • where are you hoping to move to in Canada?? I'm from there, though I don't speak any french!! Good luck on your goals this month!! I love green tea!!, wish I could drink more of it!!

  • Where would you want to live in Canada? I'm an American who moved up to live with her husband in Ontario. It's a really good place to be. Though, I don't know any French. I think Canadian French is a bit different … but could be wrong.

    Good luck with your goals.

  • I've been looking at the GTA or Vancouver. Most single Americans I know who've made the move speak French because it makes them a better job applicant. Where are you from? Green tea is everything. In the last week I've brewed two jugs! Thanks for commenting, Angela.


  • Hi Chel, I'm considering the Toronto area or Vancouver. I spent a lot of childhood summers in Windsor and Toronto, but Vancouver is warmer, lol! Canadian French is a bit different, but as a single American wanting to move I have a better chance if I speak both languages.

    Thanks for comments. xx

  • Learning a new language sounds exciting. I used Duolingo for a while. I found it better than using Rosetta Stone. Although I still perfer having an actually person teaching me, however apps works for convenience. Good luck with your goals this month.

  • I took French 1 & 2 in college, though I haven't stuck with it very well. Oops! I like using apps like Duolingo to learn the basics of a new language. Bonne chance avec le francais! All the craziness going on in the US definitely makes it hard to focus. Hopefully with all the dialogue happening we'll start to see a change soon.

    – Courtney

  • I've used Duolingo for Spanish, so I might give it a try for French. So far I've been using Memrise to learn basic French phrases and find myself enjoying it. Thanks for dropping by

  • Everyone is saying Duolingo for French, so you all can't be lying to me. I've taken Spanish all 4 years of college, so this is new but all romance languages have some similarities. Thanks for dropping by!