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January 1, 2012

You know, I was always that type of person who makes resolutions in the last day of the year. I would include "start exercising", "go into college", "learn something new", "get fluent on English" on my list. Some people might also include "lose weight" or "win the lottery" on theirs. But, this year (I'd better say last year now) things turned out differently. I didn't make a list.

Why not? Well, I'm starting to question if it's worth it. And if it works, of course. 

From all my last lists, I haven't accomplished anything of them. I continued to be the same couch potato, I didn't get into college (it wasn't for a lack of trying) and I'm not fluent on English yet. So, what's the point? Who's the one to blame? Were my goals too high so I couldn't reach? 

Actually, I'm not searching for answers. I've changed my tactics, I don't need to ask why or how. And, the funny thing is I'm cool with it somehow. Life won't always be the way I want it to, that's a lesson learned. 

So, instead of wasting time thinking of all the things I'd like to do, I guess I'll waste this time doing them. Maybe that was my mistake after all. But I don't care 'cause I'm still cool with it :)

Happy New Year, guys! Wish you all the best!


coach potato: a person who spends much time sitting or lying down, usually watching television.

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04:09 AM Jan 24 2012

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thank you SantD , it's bad news about floods and and families have lost thier houses , winter season is hard everywhere , in jordan it's so cold , some places rainy anothers not , my home town so cold without rain , we are waiting rain , yeatery it rained a little , we wish more rain because our trees gets thirsty and dried, in the years before the rain was more and the land was greener than today , now its sunny but also so cold .

you can see i have been learining english for many years but i am walking so slowly like turtle Laughing i like english language even when i was a school's student , i think i need more vocabularies and more grammer applications , i am still trying every thing to learn more .

i am so happy to be around , and i so happy from your way of writing , i like your expressions (raining cats and dogs) and (coach potato) , it's great to see around too .

How is the children in Brazil now , are they playing ?

07:45 AM Jan 17 2012

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Hi SantD , How are you ? How is the weather in Brazil ? i like Brazil very much , and i like brazilian people so much , they are so kind .

i have learned about Tolstoy's quote from 


i invite you to come and play vocabulary game (intermediate) it's to learn more vocabularies beside new quotesSmile

i agree with you about regrets in the life , no body can know if regrets would be in the future or not but when we are doing the right things the probability of regrets decrease , because choosing the right way is the best thing we can do it at that moment

Have a Great Time Smile

11:22 AM Jan 12 2012

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I never bother myself to make any resolution in my entire life. Just go with the flow .I never keep them .I forgets, or what, I don't know . I don't want to feel guilt of not keeping them.That is why there is no   point of making resolution, if I can not keep them.

10:41 AM Jan 11 2012

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Hello Dear SantD, thanks for such a honest blog , it's true , i had the same experience like this , i like the way of your thinknig about your purposes and your perspective about changing . Actually you don't need searching for answers because you already know it Smile

i like this great quote similar your thinkng .

"The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience... not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life." – Leo Tolstoy

So throw the list away. Face the new year with the firm decision to do what you are supposed to do, and that is to live your life with no regrets, with a resolution that you intend to keep for the rest of the year, and live until the next.

wish you all the success  and happy new year 

05:57 AM Jan 05 2012



hhhhhhh, I hit  the point my friend, be blessed and hope you what you are going to do will make you satisfied Cool

07:23 AM Jan 02 2012



Dear Carla,

wasting time with new years resolutions is not my style. I prefer to motivate myself throughout the year. I mean, what sense does it make to come up with an entire "things to achieve list this year" if you give in already 10 minutes after you jotted that list down.

Get some sparkle to your daily life and you wont need such a list!

I was thrilled to see that you quoted ADELE. She is my favorite artist. Her amazing lyrics and the smoky voice is just somthing i could listen too all day long. And soemtimes I catch myself thinking..wait a minute..thats my story you are telling right now....love and life is the same to all of us...sometimes it lasts in love...but sometimes it hurts instead ....