Japanese is an important part of my life. The day I began learning my first Hiragana characters was the day I became a different person. I began living my life with a discipline that surprises me even now. Thanks to Japanese, learning has become a way of life.
So you can imagine how distraught I feel that I haven’t studied anything since July 3rd, the day JLPT was held. A lot of things have happened in the past few weeks and the whole thing has been building over to such a point that I feel mentally tired every day I come back home from work.
I’m at a point where I’m thinking about a lot of things – a job change, skill development, extra-curricular club responsibilities to name a few and while all this activity is keeping me on my toes, I’d like to have a breather once in a while where I don’t have to think about anything else but Japanese.
The challenge I see before myself is to use my time and energy wisely. I usually function well when I set aside chunks of my time for different activities. For example, I would study Japanese for 1-2 hours straight without anything else distracting me. But now, this might not work out so well for me.
What I need now is a way to ensure I get some studying done even when there are a lot of other things happening on the same day. I need to get a little smarter and creative with how I learn languages.While I haven’t yet figured out how I’m going to do this, I have to get back into studying again. Two weeks has been a pretty long time and I hope I haven’t forgotten anything.