I have a few minutes spare before I head back to the kitchen and finish off the preparations for the New Year’s Eve dinner.
As I write the last blog post of 2013 I look back at what has been for me a most wonderfully creative and inspirational year as far as being a language trainer is concerned. I started 2013 with a wish to create my online brand. I had no idea how to go about it so started off with promoting my online classes via Skype to my existing and former clients.
I then decided that I wanted to share my thoughts and ideas via a blog and March saw me getting to grips with WordPress and launching this blog. I soon found myself addicted to blogging and I can’t imagine life before blogging!
Through this blog, I have met new clients who have enriched my life and new business partners such as Giovanni Rottura of Gallery Languages and Jason R Levine aka Fluency MC who invited me to take part in the first ever ELT Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) where I got to ‘meet’ other language trainers.
The process of writing about the English Language has given me a better insight into the language and to learners’ needs. My fellow trainers’ blogs have also helped me gain a deeper appreciation of the language and the variety of ways we can share the beauty of the English Language and hopefully help learners acquire the language.
People say that we never stop learning and I can safely say that 2013 has been a real learning journey and long may it continue.
What’s in store for 2014?
Anything and everything!
I’m seriously thinking of launching a YouTube channel to run parallel to this blog. That’s going to be a whole new learning experience and I’m very excited and nervous at the same time. The biggest logistical concern is having the time to blog, film videos, teach, manage Social Media and oh yes, have time for my family!
I am a firm believer of Kairos, the right time for something to happen in one’s life according to the Ancient Greeks. So I shall follow my kairos and see where it takes me.
There will be more blogging, lots of teaching (I hope!) and meeting of new people whether they be clients or fellow trainers.
Whatever happens, I am so looking forward to 2014 and I hope you will be there with me on this journey of discovery. Thank you for sharing this journey with me so far.
The kitchen beckons again so it remains for me to wish you a new year filled with promise, hope, fulfilment and joy.
See you in 2014.
Ciao for now