So this is my first, and very likely, my last topic. The mandatory, long awaited I-reached-lvl-60-let’s-have-cake topic
I don’t think my journey to level 60 was very unique, and I haven’t been particularly quick. But I am still quite proud to have made it, with full-time job and without completely destroying my social life
According to wkstats, I used 911 days, and this morning I did my last lesson. Only reviews from now on, until Wanikani releases an update with more vocabs (please do).
My journey went something like this:
I had the lvl 7 dip, resulting in months without lessons, and in the first full year after that I complained how 200 reviews were too much, and 23 levels in one year would not happen again… And a few months later, I figured, “hey, I can finish this year, if I just swamp myself with lessons and reviews” xD And so I did. I learned to be (relatively) comfortable with over 400 reviews a day, and ended up doing almost 30 levels in one year, leaving only some lessons to the post-2019 days. So Wanikani taught me to push my limits, and learn how much I can actually manage even though my first instinct is “hell no!”. And I’m grateful for that too.
Ideally, one should read while doing Wanikani. I didn’t have time for that, but with some new free time being released from the clutches of lessons, I will.
So, I’m starting to read japanese now, something that would be impossible for me without Wanikani. My first manga will probably be Ao Haru Ride
I want to thank the great community of fellow Crabigator-servants, for how you’ve shared your journeys, offered support and help or just fellowship in shared experiences. It’s been a motivational boost for me, even as a mostly lurker
So, Crabigator-sama, Emperor Overlord Koichi, can I have cake now?