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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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7 Signs That You Probably Need to Pivot Your Career Path

In case you didn’t notice, I have recently rebranded my blog and changed the logo. It’s been a while since I thought that the previous slogan “beau-beauty-travel” is no longer relevant since I start writing more and more posts with the theme outside those topics. Now, I’ve started fresh with a new tagline: your one-stop traveltainment.

Rebranding my blog gave me the idea to write about pivoting careers in the new post. Not only that the decision to repurpose my blog is pretty much similar to the change of career path. Both are hard, but needed at some point.

You probably noticed that I like to write about various topics about working from home or blogging. That’s what I want to incorporate in the new The BeauTraveler.

I no longer just want to share my dating failure or some travel mishaps with you, but I also want to bring values for those who probably are on the shoes that I was in. And that’s when the idea of pivoting for this blog came up.

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The Wishes and the Progress: 2020 So Far, My First 6 Months of the New Decade

Hi everyone! 

So in case you didn’t know, in June, I usually reflected on the piece I wrote for my resolution by the end of the previous year. That’s how I like to keep my progress on track. As ambitious as I am, I know that there may be things that I wish I could do that might not be accomplished in the first half of the year. And that’s okay. 

Last year, I wrote the resolution that I wish to accomplish throughout this new decade. I was trying to be realistic. Boy, with all the Coronavirus, didn’t I make the right decision not to focus on the resolution for 2020 only? 

So, how’s the progress in accomplishing my goals this decade? How far is it from me to achieve it? 

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