Lost: Motivation

I had intended to work on my website during vacation, but my lack of motivation is astounding. I keep thinking about next semester and what I should be doing to prepare for it even though it doesn’t start until January 18. Then I think about the summer and what I should be doing to prepare for trips in June & July. Then I start thinking about next fall and what type of job I can get… I can’t seem to think about right now. I don’t know if it’s the bad weather, the homesickness due to the holidays or just my pessimistic, depressive outlook on life in general that is causing me to lounge around all day and waste time online NOT doing what I feel like I should be doing.

I couldn’t even finish this post yesterday when I started writing it…

Back to studying German, I suppose. Even though I live in France, want to become a French citizen and one day teach French to Anglophones, I prefer to study German at the moment.

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  • http://www.correresmidestino.com/ Zhu

    Motivation will find you, don’t worry ;-)
    .-= Zhu´s last blog ..Guide To Clothes Shopping In Canada =-.

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com Zhu

    Motivation will find you, don’t worry ;-)
    .-= Zhu´s last blog ..Guide To Clothes Shopping In Canada =-.

  • http://nouveaux-yeux.blogspot.com/ Katie

    Jennie, I think you are more motivated than most! It’s okay to take a break during vacation.

  • http://nouveaux-yeux.blogspot.com Katie

    Jennie, I think you are more motivated than most! It’s okay to take a break during vacation.

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I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In January 2010, I started focusing more on teaching and learning languages in general. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at the university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling (though now my trips are usually in Australia) and being an American abroad.

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