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5 Teenage Hobbies That Are Still Relevant in Your 30s

5 Teenage Hobbies That Are Still Relevant in Your 30s

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned about myself during the pandemic, it is the fact that I’m in my 30s, spending my time with the hobbies that I’ve had since I was a teenager. The hobbies that have been lost and found again almost 20 years later, as I’m forced to stay at home longer than I expected.

As a homebody, I enjoy my life the most when I’m home. But even for me, there are times when I feel frustrated and hopeless during the pandemic. As a result, I got in touch with my old hobbies. Some of them kinda brought me back to the memory lanes, as those are the things that I loved to do in my spare time when I was 15.

So in this post, I’m going to write about these teenage hobbies of mine that are surprisingly still relevant in my 30s. You may say that it’s the same shit, different time. But for me, it’s the same shit, but different approach because I’m older. Therefore, I’m (probably) wiser.

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June 2021: What Has Happened to Me So Far in 2021

For those who usually stalk my blog every other day, you probably know that I usually write down my new year’s resolution here and review it every June to see how close I get to my goals or whether I give up yet. LOL.

Last year, I didn’t get a chance to write down my new year’s resolution as I got a bit busy with some other stuff that I couldn’t even think of goals to achieve this year. With the pandemic going, it’s even harder for me to think of something to motivate me for the year. Besides, I already mentioned some wishes I’ve got for the next decade a few years ago. So I guess that counts. LOL.

But this time, June almost ends, and I think it’s only fair to keep myself checked on how my life goes without any resolutions this year. Recently, I’ve made some life changes that I’m not even sure whether it would work well for me. But just like every time, I’m just trying to wing it and hope for the best.

So, what has happened in 2021 so far?!

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5 Best Ways to Learn a Foreign Language

Hello, everyone!

This is my very first organic post since I published a post about how to write a guest post pitch the other day. One of the reasons is that I’ve been swarmed up with some activities these days that are not blog-related. One of them is that I took some online courses to learn a foreign language.

Well, technically, I’m taking two separate courses to learn two foreign languages. Earlier this year, I decided to polish my Turkish language skill after I came across some random Turkish series on Facebook. LOL. For that, I already know basic Turkish, so my goal for the course is quite simpleā€¦ To improve my speaking and listening skills, as well as to enrich my vocabulary.

Apart from Turkish, I also registered for an online course to start learning Serbian. A couple of years ago, I came across Serbian Language and Culture Workshop site, and I was already planning to join their program ever since. Initially, I was planning to go there this year, but then the pandemic hit, so I have to postpone.

As a result, I’m taking the online course for both languages simultaneously. That’s why I decided to start writing about some tips to learn a foreign language. I’m not saying I’m a multitalented person slash polyglot, but I guess I get by when it comes to learning a language that is not my mother tongue.

So, what are the best ways to learn a foreign language?!

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2020 For Me: The Losses, The Gains, and What’s Left Behind This Weird Year

2020 is almost over, and you know what this post is all about!

In the early 2000s, when I started blogging on LiveJournal (does it still exist?), my first intention was to have a platform to pour my heart out through writing. And that’s what I want to do now, to write something a tad personal. I write this for myself than for any visitors who come across my blog.

As much as I agree that we shouldn’t look back and just move forward to be a better version of ourselves, I always think it’s also important to know what we did in the past and how we can change things to make it better in the future.

So, after writing about how 2020 had been so far back in June, this is the post where I will reflect on the entire 2020 for me now it’s almost over.

This isn’t the year where I should put a lot of pressure on myself for the goals that I set earlier this year in my resolutions. I think it’s fair to say that this year is the year when I should be grateful that I’ve survived this weird year.

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6 Ridiculous Beliefs I’m Grateful I Stopped Believing Before I Turned 30

If you’ve been reading my blog for quite some time now, you might understand that most of the content is related to the transition from being a confused young woman in her 20’s to a somewhat content woman in her early 30’s.

A few days after my 30th birthday, I compiled a list of songs related to my life when I turned 30. I even got some time to write about the differences between dating in my 20’s and 30’s just to prove my point.

Now that it’s been a while since the last time I wrote a piece about my life, I’ve come to an idea of writing about things that I believed in the past and how grateful I am that I’ve stopped believing now that I’m in my 30’s.

So, what are these ridiculous beliefs that I used to have until my 20’s?

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