The Goals of an Auxiliar de Conversación in Spain

In my previous post, I started talking about my goals. Goals are important because they are what get you up in the morning, ready to start the day and improve your life. When you were a kid, your goals were set for you: graduate and get a job. Well, now that those goals have been accomplished and you’re now an adult, it’s time to avoid the quarter-life crisis and develop your own goals to push you forward. So, before I dive into the rest of my Spanish adventure, I felt that this would be a perfect time to share my goals I’ve set for my time in Spain:

1. Become fluent in Spanish
For years I’ve had learning Spanish on the back of my mind. I find this strange because I disliked learning it in high school; I even dropped the subject my final year. But my fascination of communicating to someone in another language kept growing, and I decided it’s time to achieve that for myself. 

2. See if I enjoy teaching
I love inspiring and connecting with others. As an Auxiliar de Conversación , I want to use this time to see if I would like to teach full time in the future.

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3. Travel, Travel, Travel
I want to see as many places as possible during my time here. I think it’s so important for my writing: expanding my mind and creativity.

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4. Learn about Spain’s culture
I have always been fascinated by the Spanish culture: the music, the people, the architecture, the history. I want to continue learning beyond what I learned in school. History and foreign language used to be my worst subjects in school. Now, it’s all I want to learn.

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5. Pop the U.S. bubble
The United States is huge! How can anyone possibly think of a world outside? But the world is bigger, and I want to discover it. 

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6. Push others to follow their dreams
By taking a break from the engineering life and moving to Spain, I hope to inspire others to also pursue their passions.

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7. Pursue writing
I want to use the time I have in Spain to continue writing my books, poetry, and blog. I also want to use my time to get involved with some freelance work.

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8. Finish book two in The Hoarding Series
I want to finish and publish book two of The Hoarding seriesThe Lost Soul, and I want to begin writing book three.

9. Keep writing in my travel blog
I want to continue writing in my travel blog to share what I’ve learned with my readers. 

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10. Enjoy myself
Life is short. It’s important to do the things you love and to enjoy yourself. Because if you’re not enjoying what you’re doing, then why do it?

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What are your goals for this year? Share them in the comments below!

By |2019-01-17T04:18:30-04:00January 17th, 2019|A Writer's Journey, Blog|2 Comments

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  1. Mom Mom Schlomann January 17, 2019 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Patrick Boy am I proud of you!!!!!!!

    • Patrick Johns January 27, 2019 at 10:43 am - Reply

      Haha thanks Mommom!!! Come visit!

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