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Learning a new language

Part of my plan for “Adjusting My Time Frame” is learning. I want to keep my brain active, functioning at a higher level then I have been. I really do believe I was becoming stagnant. Research tells us that we need to be active both physically and mentality. Both will help us to live longer and at a higher level. We should all strive for that.

I am starting to become more active and just doing this blog and joining social media is making my brain more active. It has been a learning process for me. I want to keep doing more and more.

One of the things I would like to do is learn a new language. I have been doing some research. What appear to be the most well known are Babbel and Rosetta Stone. I had heard that Babbel was free and it is not, there are different plans for 1 month, 3 month, 6 month and 12 months. They are less expensive than Rosetta Stone. I read their information and then I looked for reviews. The reviews were terrible and so I will not try Babbel.

I also looked at Rosetta Stone which I have always heard was the best program out there and is used by many companies and the military. However it is quite expensive which is really a detriment for me. I looked at reviews on their site and I looked at reviews offsite on the internet. They were all over the place and there were a high number of negatives offsite. Because of the cost and some of the reviews I cannot use Rosetta Stone at this time.

One review I read under Babbel talked about learning a language using YouTube. That is very interesting and I had never thought of that possibility so I am going to check it out. I just went to YouTube and see there are a lot of videos. Has anyone ever used these ? I would love to hear about if you did. How did you like it and was it successful for you. Please let me know.

Then, of course, there is taking a college class somewhere. I will look into that but then again there is the matter of cost. I do have a limited income so it appears I will be doing a balancing act between what I am able to do.

On my list of things to do so far: getting a cell phone, joining a gym and learning a new language.

What about you ? What do you want to do ?

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Moving Forward.....that is what this blog is about and adjusting my Time Frame. We all have a time frame although we may acknowledge, or look at our life that way, but life is our own personal time frame. I am in my early 70's and I plan on living for many more years and in that time accomplish many things. So this blog is the beginning of that process. It is my way of pushing myself along that path. So where do I go from here ? Follow along and maybe what I do will help you to Move Forward as well.

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