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Quiz: What Language Should You Learn?

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What language should you learn next?

Do you speak any languages other than English? I know at least a few of you do. Growing up, I was always fascinated by foreign languages. I speak a little of some languages – French and Spanish primarily. I understand a bit of a few like Norwegian and German as well 🙂 If I was independently wealthy, I could imagine devoting a life to learning so many languages. I find them to be so interesting!

Even though I’m not technically fluent in any of the languages I know, I’m always on the lookout for a new language to learn. I’m addicted to learning bit and pieces of languages, especially those similar to the ones I know already. I get a big kick out of seeing how Italian relates to French or how Portuguese relates to Spanish. I admit that I’m such a geek about this. Languages are a great way to travel without leaving your house, and it’s easier than ever to pick up a few words of something now that the internet is around.

Are you like me and eager to learn new languages? You might appreciate my quiz: What Language Should You Learn? Let me know below what you get on this one and what you think about learning languages.

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Language Should You Learn? Is it true for you?
  2. What languages (if any) do you speak other than English? How well?
  3. If you could learn any language instantly, which would you choose?
  4. Did you grow up with an language other than English being spoke at home?
  5. Do you have a great way or resource for learning a language that you’d like to share?

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Quiz: How Should You Change The World?

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How you change the world?

Do you ever feel like you want to change the world? I think many people feel driven to change the world when they’re young, but as they get older, the drive goes away. Changing the world in a big way is tough, and it takes a certain type of person to keep at it and not get discouraged. I admire people who put it all out there for a cause they believe in and never give up the fight. If you’re one of those who is changing the world in a big way (or even just trying to), my hat’s off to you 🙂

Even if you don’t want to change the world in a big way, I believe we all change the world in small ways. I think we are all interconnected, and our small actions have a much bigger ripple effect than a lot of us realize. So if you’re kind to a stranger or working quietly on an important small project, I believe you are changing the world. Little actions add up to big actions, and you are probably more of a role model for those around you than you realize.

So when I wrote How Should You Change The World?, I meant it as a quiz for everyone. Because we all change the world – whether we are simply kind to our neighbors or invent the next Facebook. I believe that the small contributions to the world go unjustly unnoticed, and I wanted to write a quiz to celebrate that a bit. You don’t have to “go big or go home” just to make a difference.

Please take How Should You Change The World?, and let me know what you get. Also, I’d love to know what you think about changing the world in small ways. Do you think it’s possible? Is there anything you do on a small scale to make the world a better place?

Quiz: What New Year’s Resolution Should You Make?


2013 in celebratory letters

Awwww…. yeah! Happy 2013!!! Who’s excited that we’re finally here? I know I am. The world didn’t end, and I’m ready to kick butt in 2013 😉

As I mentioned before, I am not really one for specific new year’s resolutions. And from what everyone else reading this blog says, they agree. I personally feel like resolutions are too inflexible and set me up for failure. Do you agree? I do like to set the tone for each year, as I feel it to at least be helpful for getting back to work once the holidays are over 🙂

So for me, I feel like 2013 is going to be a year of doing a good amount of work (Blogthings!), fixing up the house, saving money, deepening friendships, and eating more fruits and veggies. No resolutions, but I know what I’m working on and prioritizing. Are you the same way?

For me, the quiz What New Year’s Resolution Should You Make? is still useful. It actually reminds me what may be missing in my 2013 plans (travel!) and helps me find some balance. (In previous years I got that I should reduce stress, which was true at the time.) I’m the type of person who would work all the time if I could. Luckily I have a result like this to remind me of the bigger picture and balance. I love to work, but I have to remember why I do it… to produce, create, have fun, and live my life to the fullest.

Take What New Year’s Resolution Should You Make?, and let me know what you get. Even if you don’t resolve to do whatever your result says, I’m curious to know how spot on it is for you. What do you think 2013 has in store for you? What little tweak could you make to improve your life?

What Language Is Calling Your Name?


There’s something magical about a language we weren’t born knowing. Everything sounds a little more poetic or a little more interesting. Even if you don’t speak any languages other than English, I bet there’s a foreign language that you love to listen to.

To learn what language is most like your personality, take my latest quiz: What Language Are You?

You may be inspired to learn a whole new language… or simply travel to a new country.