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October Challenge Complete: French

I DID IT! I'm going to be completely honest with you all, there was a point there when I did not think I'd finish this challenge, but clearly I was committed to keeping my word and here we are. I'm writing this having just finished Unit 4 of my French and it went pretty well. This is my second time going through these lessons and I certainly did a lot better this time around, but it was by no means easy...

Learning a new language has never come easy to me. I do very well with the reading and writing but as soon as I have to speak or listen I have a difficult time with the accents and sounds that are uncommon in English. This time around I really focused on paying attention to sounds and mimicking exactly what I was hearing. By the second week I was no longer embarrassed to try out the words I was learning in front of Ian, which is HUGE for me! He even said I was doing better this time around.

I will say that this challenge got a little more stressful than I'd like for these monthly challenges and though it focused on self-improvement and self-development, it didn't have the same self-care and self-love component that I like that have with these challenges. That is why November's challenge is meditation. Although I'm going away from challenges such as this one, I do want to continue learning French and hopefully become more and more conversational. We shall see!

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September Challenge: Meditation and Breath Work

Ian and I have been in the process of purchasing our first home and it has NOT been good for my stress and mental health. I've slowly gotten more and more agitated as time has gone on and I don't like

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