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While out to dinner the other night, my Love and I were discussing goals for the New Year.  As he listed some of his, I reflected that he seemed to have several categories: career, personal development, artistic.  He stopped me and said, “ in my mind, its all language.”

At first this confused me because learning Spanish was in fact one of his goals, which in my mind was personal development.   But he went on to explain that all of his goals were essentially about learning, or getting more adept at, different languages.  For example; music is a language, getting better organized is a language, investing is a language. Once he explained it that way, I understood it.  The more I thought about it, the more I embraced this metaphor!

My list of goals also includes items that could be termed languages.

One is literal: I am determined to learn French.

Well, maybe two are literal: I want to expand my word usage so that I communicate more clearly, mellifluously, succinctly.

The others may not present obviously as languages but they certainly could be. Read more