Overachiever: n 1. to perform, especially academically, above the potential indicated by tests of one’s mental ability or aptitude. 2. to perform better or achieve more than expected, especially by others. (from Overachiver).
I’m doing several things to improve myself. I’m trying to learn CSS, to not only improve my blog here at WordPress, but to make myself more marketable on the job front.
I also want to sharpen my HTML skills, which, to be honest, are lacking in some areas. I remember being in school and learning HTML when it was new. Technology, however, has passed me by.
I’m also trying to learn German. Realistically, Spanish is probably a better choice to learn, but I’ve always had an interest in German, so I’m using a German language CD pack I bought to learn it. (Come to think of it, I think I have a Spanish CD around here somewhere, too. I should hit that up after I start to feel comfortable with German).
Learning new languages is also going to expand my job opportunities, as well. Putting Bi-lingual German and Spanish on my résumé should increase my chances of getting a job, I should think.
I know it’s probably best to learn another language from a native speaker and not a CD, but I don’t know any native German or Spanish speakers. Finding someone who can teach me Spanish is going to be easier, but I don’t have the money to pay anyone and I certainly don’t expect for them to teach me without compensation.
So, good luck to myself, and here’s hoping I can (according to definition 2, above) overachieve some.