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Rockstar New Year’s Resolutions (2014)

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Rockstar New Year’s Resolutions (2014)

Posted by Valentina Ambrogio in Translation 29 Dec 2014

2014 has almost come to an end. Yes, people, time flies. I would describe this year as intense, like a swing of good and bad feelings. Many things have happened: the launch of my website and of this blog; new contacts with old and new clients; I have met a lot of colleagues, whom I admire and have become good friends and important supporters through tough times. The end of the year brought me a lot of surprises. I’ve landed an awesome localisation job: that kind of project I have been looking for for a very long time.

Last year, I had a good feeling about the upcoming one. Now I don’t know what 2015 has in store for me, but I know what my resolutions and my dreams are:

Reading more books – both translation-related both “normal” books; 

Do a good job with the project I mentioned above;

♦ Finding new clients in subtitling and game localisation;

♦ Take more steps towards full-time freelancing;

♦ Attend a translation conference or event;

♦ Improve my German speaking skills;

♦ Go abroad;

♦ Meet at least one of the amazing people I’ve met on-line in 2014 in real life;

♦ Write more posts on this blog;

♦ Be happier and worry less about the little things.

Not really an impossible mission, huh? And you, do you have a list of projects and resolutions for the upcoming year?

I wish you all a productive, satisfying and happy 2015!



  • Zoé Gómez Cassardo December 29, 2014 at 4:59 pm / Reply

    I like your resolutions, Valentina! :)
    Hope you have a great 2015 and you can accomplish them all!

    • Valentina Ambrogio December 29, 2014 at 5:01 pm / Reply

      Thank you, Zoé, I really hope so :) I wish the same to you. Happy 2015!

  • Marta Stelmaszak December 29, 2014 at 7:02 pm / Reply

    Great list of resolutions! I shall sit down and write mine soon :)

    • Valentina Ambrogio December 29, 2014 at 7:12 pm / Reply

      Thank you, Marta! Writing this post made me realise that, after all, I have quite a clear picture of what I want 2015 to be like :)

      PS: One of the translation-related books is, of course, yours!

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