Last minute dementia, bits and bobs and my resolutions for 2013


Dear followers,

Today’s the last day of 2012 and while the most of you are probably enjoying your time eating mountains and mountains of food, I am here working – translating, writing and proofreading even today!

Well, I admit I’ve spent a few hours of this last day in total dementia playing with Lucy, in fact I have made a Christmas-themed video featuring her (you can see it here), and I have broken my glasses while running after her too.. -.-‘

Il buongiorno si vede dal mattino, we say in Italy.

Anyway, this little incident won’t prevent me from writing my good intentions for 2013, indeed here they are just for you:

1. Quit smoking. I am not really willing to do so at the moment, but I have a good “starting intention” – therefore I have bought an e-cigarette with liquorice aroma, in order to start to climbing on the  ” stairway to the non-smokers’ heaven “. :p

2. Save more money and invest it for my future education. Beginning my professional life as a freelance translator is a good revenue source, and I have also invested in a website I have created to list my services ( click here if you want to check it out). I will start to look for more jobs and save more money for further education -We love to keep our skills well sharpen’d, don’t we? I’d also love to thank whoever is helping me to improve my skills and my clients, who put a lot of trust in me and always give me good advice.

3. Read more books. During my academic years, most of the books I have read were for my literature exams: I have learned to love Anne Radcliffe’s The Italian, to re-value Pride and Prejudice, I’ve found interest in Schiller’s and Lessing’s works, to joke on Ezra Pound, to find my fantastic and weird ideas mirrored in “Ansichten Eines Clown”, and admire Keats’ poetry, as well as Rilke’s or Brecht’s. But I haven’t finished reading ” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”,  neither have started reading “The Lord of Flies”, just to name some of the books I’m willing to read.

Well, for now that’s all. I hope I’ll manage to keep faith to all of my good intentions. 🙂

How about you? What are your resolutions for the new year???

Feel free to comment and share the love…Happy 2013!!!!!!!

Aenbarz

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5 thoughts on “Last minute dementia, bits and bobs and my resolutions for 2013

  1. Resolutions never seem to work do they… getting off the cigarettes is a very difficult thing to do. I quit years ago then started again. Duh. But then came heart disease, very easy to stop cold turkey at that point. Hope your 2013 brings good things your way. 🙂

    • Aw, I’m sorry to hear about that. But seeing the glass half full, you have found a reason to quit smoking! I find it very hard at the moment – smoking works pretty much like a way to shake off anxiety and stress – and the very best alternative is the electronic cigarette at the moment.
      Anyway, Happy 2013 to you too! Wish you the best!!!

  2. I’m glad you liked Ansichten eines Clowns – it’s one of my favourite German novels. Your English keeps getting better. Keep up the good work!

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