My boyfriend and I both both done with our Oxford Seminars Online Components, so now I'm just trying to figure out what we need to do to go about using the placement service and by when we need to do it.
As you can see, I haven't been drawing anything lately. Maybe I will soon. I've been busy with the course, as well as preparing for classes I have yet to do. I can't be sure I'll be a good teacher, despite running the gauntlet of sometimes-arbitrarily confusing English grammar, so I feel the need to do some level of planning.
It doesn't feel like it's the same type of unassailable difficulty that making artwork is for the stubbornly under-motivated,-sedentary-and-chronically-prideful.
While making artwork can show a clear representation of your limits that can become a source of insecurity, this ought to be something that is less about yourself. If you need to improve as a teacher, I'm thinking it's more about experience and effort; not for the sake of yourself, but for the sake of guiding your students. Basically, if you have a careful mind, and you care about trying to do what's best for your students, that should knock the biggest problems out the window. Given enough time, a careless mind can make a careful plan.
With some closer study I have become more fond of the language I took for granted. After all, so many people everywhere are trying to learn a language I take no effort (usually, lol) to use.
Since I have been using lang-8, it's been really interesting to talk to others there. Sometimes it's difficult to communicate with the Japanese users, but I think it's really cool when we can bridge the gap one way or another, or both. We think a little differently because of our languages, but then we realize we're not all that different after all.
If nothing else, I want to do something useful with my life. That brings me to another reason I'd like to go to Japan. I have this very strong feeling that they need help in a spiritual sense. Not that I'm a good example at all, but I can't help but think if there was anything I needed to do, it would be this.