Thanks to my insomnia and headaches, I haven’t been able to work much on my website or study languages. I basically get up, feel like a zombie, go to work, come home and still feel like a zombie and then try to sleep, unsuccessfully. Monday through Thursday. Luckily I have 3 day weekends, but that doesn’t mean I can actually sleep then either. I have about a bazillion and one things on my to do list, but I can’t do many of them because I am just too tired. Working on my website and studying languages is what I love most, and yet I can barely sit at the computer because I need to lie down and I definitely don’t want to listen to audio in German or Italian when I have a never-ending headache.
I wanted to finish typing the French Listening Resources transcripts & import them to LingQ, create French-German and French-Italian flashcards, record more mp3s in French (especially for the slang vocabulary), create audio flashcards for Spanish, finish the IPA transcriptions for French, and and and… everything! I’ve managed to update Twitter and join a few more sites like StumbleUpon, FriendFeed, Youtube – though I have yet to make any language videos of my own, another thing to add to the list! Social networking is exhausting. But that’s the best way to get my site out there and let people know that there are free resources for learning informal French as well as two languages at once. I really wish I could spend all day helping others learn languages, but it doesn’t exactly pay the bills in France.
Maybe when my current job is over in April, I will succeed in crossing everything off my list. Until then I can only attempt small updates here and there. Tonight I was able to add a few more words to the Informal French & Slang page and a few days ago I created individual pages for the Listening Resources, but that’s about it. Now I’m going to attempt to sleep. Wish me luck.