Modify Monday | (Re)Build My Vocabulary

I consider myself a well-read individual with a strong vocabulary, but I know that lately I haven’t been bringing my A game. When I moved to Phoenix, I was really unhappy with my first job and wanted something more challenged. I applied for a Gender Studies PhD program kind of on a whim, which entailed taking the GRE. As part of my prep, I got tons of practice books and flash cards. I gave most of it away after I didn’t get in (and work had vastly improved with a promotion to a new position at that point). The one thing I kept was my vocab flash cards. My idea was that I would review them to either remember something long dormant (we had a very intense middle school vocabulary curriculum) or learn something brand new.

That never really happened. The flash cards have been floating around for years now. They have a lovely spot on my desk in my home office, but they’re gathering dust. To that I say no more!

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My goal for this week is to bust out the flash cards, get some mileage out of those suckers, and improve my mind! My goal will be to review one card a day and use the word (correctly) in some form of communication – whether that be at work, in a blog post, or just regular ole conversation.

Does anyone else out there have a self-improvement goal? How are you working to achieve it?

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