Begin Anywhere

Begin anywhere.

아무데나 시작해라.

– John Cage 존 케이지

I’ve been gone for about a month in order to focus on the beginning of my last year in undergrad, but I’m back! New posts to come, beginning with this Friday.

Sometimes, it’s hard to know what to do when there’s a huge pile of things that need doing. Assignments, readings, papers, blog posts. Language study. Post-graduation life prep. Where do you start? Just start. Begin anywhere, and then you’ll figure out what to do next. 여러분 화이팅!

Translation by yours truly. All mistakes are mine.


“The road goes ever on…”

the road goes on quote focused

“길은 끝없이 이어진다네…”

“The road goes ever on and on…”

– J.R.R. Tolkien

Language study, study abroad, and in general the adventures of life are never finished. If your language studying motivation is petering out, or you are feeling blue after an amazing summer, or if you haven’t managed the study abroad yet that you’re dreaming of, just remember that the journey isn’t over! It’s a scary business, stepping out your door…but so, so worth it. 힘내요!

Translation and image from The Hobbit (Korean translated version by Seedbook Publishing | 씨앗을 뿌리는 사람. Full English originals can be read here.

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

“저희에게 주신 시간을 어떻게 쓰는지 결정해야 할 뿐이다.”

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

– J.R.R. Tolkien

직접 번역한 것이라서 틀릴 수도 있다. 있으면 죄송합니다.

이제 한국에 온지 벌써 2주일 지났는데 아직도 꿈이 같다. 시간이 천계천 같이 흐르고 생각보다 끝이 올건데도 지금은 지금이다. 현실이다. 지금 있는 시간이 잘 써야 된다.

지금 재생 중:

Nelson Mandela Quote

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

어떤 일이든 항상 실제로 이루어지기 전까지는 불가능해 보인다.

– Nelson Mandela


Trying to keep this in mind as I look ahead at my goals for the next ten minutes, half hour, month, and decade…여러분도 화이팅!

Courtesy of aQuoteAday on Twitter.

Abigail Adams Quote

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

배움은 우연히 얻어지는 것이 아니라 추구하는 열정과 근면함의 결과이다.

– 아비가일 애덤스, Abigail Adams


If you want to be good at something, you’re going to have to work for it. It wouldn’t be worth it if just anyone could do it easily. Get on that language learning, now!

Courtesy of Hwangssabu on Twitter.

Henry Ford Quote

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

앞으로 할 행동으로 평판을 쌓을 수는 없다.

– 헨리 포드, Henry Ford


So get language learning, people! And reading, writing, running, climbing, LIVING! Now. Right now. The best time to start is now.

Courtesy of Hwangssabu on Twitter.

Wilson Mizner

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.

남의 말을 경청하는 사람은 어디서나 사랑받을 뿐 아니라 시간이 흐르면 지식을 얻게 된다.

– 윌슨 마이즈너, Wilson Mizner

Courtesy of Hwangssabu on Twitter.

Andy Warhol

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

사람들은 시간이 사물을 변화시킨다고 하지만, 사실 당신 스스로 그것들을 변화시켜야 한다.

– 앤디 워홀, Andy Warhol


Courtesy of Hwangssabu on Twitter.

Muhammad Ali

It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.

믿음이 부족하기 때문에 도전하길 두려워하는 바, 나는 스스로를 믿는다.

– 무하마드 알리, Muhammad Ali

Courtesy of Hwangssabu on Twitter.

Anonymous Quote

Don’t wish for it, work for it.

바라지만 말고, 실천해.

Courtesy of Hwangssabu on Twitter.

What I’m listening to…