Il etait une fois une petite fille qui s’appellait Layinka…

I would like to make myself a couple of promises and keep to them. Having glanced at my past posts, and remembered the effort I put daily into immersing myself in Chinese. One of the secrets to keeping on track was keeping a Diary. That was the goal and remains the goal of this blog. My life up until 2012 was similar to that of a student’s. I went to work and in my spare time I worked on Chinese. Fast forward to 2013, my life has been that of a ‘wife’… I get home… too tired to do anything. Now its 2014, and the situation is somewhat worse. Having been blessed with a bouncing baby girl in January 2014, changed countries three times and dealt with my husband’s job hunting career… things are a little bit overwhelming. I guess ‘life’ really starts at this point. Now I have to learn how to manage and balance the different yet exciting aspects of my life while never keeping my eye off  what matters to me as an individual and as a part of my ‘new family’.

So what are my wishes for 2015?

I wish to get back to learning Chinese on a ‘regular’ basis. I wish to work on my Portuguese on a daily basis.



My fuzzy Goals?

My daughter is Brazilian and because of this I have made learning Portuguese my priority. So the content of my subsequent posts will be from the perspective of a language learner who is also a mum….

My goals are: Learn Portuguese, in order to transmit it to my daughter.

Learn Chinese for myself and develop a language learning system.


Having redefined my goals, I now have to write down a couple of SMART Objectives…. Stay tuned.