Today is the 23rd of September, 2016. There are 100 more days left of this year, before we enter into 2017, and I am embarking on something new…

I am committing myself to the a little challenge set by Say Yes More / The Yes Tribe called #Yes100. I saw Dave Cornthwaite share a post yesterday offering an idea – to spend 15 minutes one something everyday for the next 100 days, in order to learn, etc. I can’t remember the exact wording, so perhaps will paste a copy of their post in here later.

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I noticed someone comment on the post about learning French, and that they would commit themselves to it. It was one of the first things that popped into my head as well, so I sent a reply and now we both have each other to help be accountable each day. I spent a broken 15 minutes on Memrise just before writing this. I’ve used DuoLingo a bit on my phone, but my younger brother said he preferred M whilst learning German. So who knows, I may keep switching between both. I always think it’s good to learn in different forms.

The 100 days of French should help me out a fair bit, as my friend and I plan on returning their for the first bit of November this year, and if all goes well I”ll be over there for most of the month again…

  • Again being that I spent five weeks in Paris last year from the end of October to the start of December last year.
  • And what I mean by all going well is due to the fact that I have been dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress and anxiety since the attacks in Paris which occurred on Friday 13th November last year. This has shaken me a hell of a lot, but thankfully taking a break from everything back in my hometown and surrounded by family, exposing myself to my fears and working through coping techniques it has been getting easier. I still do not know what it will be like travelling once more, but this is something I won’t know until I get back to the UK and Europe – we leave one week tomorrow!

 

The past week or so I have been beginning to get excited about the adventure I’m about to embark on, six weeks of which will be with a childhood friend road-tripping England, Scotland and France – then after that I don’t really know. A couple of things are planned, the only solid bit so far having accepted a week of volunteering on a produce farm in the South of France towards the end of November.

I have a lot of things to write about, so many thoughts racing through my head I can’t get them all down, but I shall try over the next wee while. With just three more days of work left, I’m getting excited to finish on Wednesday and be open the world of free and flexible time once more – even though it will be, as always, sad to say see you laters and move on once again. I used to think it got easier each time, and in some ways it does, but in other ways it doesn’t. What I do know is that learning from and exploring the unknown is what I enjoy, and even though I am more cautious now than ever before, it’s what I love, so it’s what I’ll do.

So, here’s to the upcoming challenges and experiences, and of course… to saying yes more!

The adventure awaits! Et c’est magnifique! 🙂

Peace,
V


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