If you’d like a peek into how I’m thinking about my future with languages, read on. Just be aware that the following is an incoherent brain fart.
Remember that reading challenge I gave myself?
Well, here are the results:
This is one of those “mistake” posts, cause language learning isn’t all good stuff. Sometimes I screw up. Then I share it with you guys.
I’d been ignoring my SRS for a while now, and I decided to change things up. First, I noticed that while I was flying through 100-300 reps from my Japanese deck everyday, I would cringe at the mere thought of doing 30 reps from my Korean deck. Now what the heck was going on?
I was frustrated..
Some amount of time ago, I was sitting in front of my laptop. I had just finished my SRS reps for the day, and I was frustrated.
“I still don’t know anything!”
“I can’t say what I want, when I want.”
“I still freeze and stumble over my words.”
“Will I ever understand all of this?”
Yes, I was being really dramatic. For some reason, I just suddenly lost it. I was ready to give up.
Learning a new language is not something that you can attempt half-assed and expect to make ridiculous improvements. Lazy efforts bring about lazy results. On the other side of the spectrum, we have those who entirely devote themselves to learning. I like to think I am somewhere close to the latter.