Time to do a bit of revising of my Goals for the end of the Year…
Aha! So that’s what I was supposed to have been doing!
Good thing I don’t even attempt to keep lists for every day. Well, at least 2 of those things have been going according to plan, so perhaps I should be glad about that. I’ve reached the Paradise levels! And since that post I’ve gotten rid of at least 65 leeches. Not too shabby.
(I can’t say I’ve done much about the rest…Well I DID borrow a book on grammar, but never got into it unfortunately. I’m gonna try article size bits about grammar instead. The same for reading. I’ve started a book by Edogawa Ranpo, but I think I should just switch to shorter essays/short-novels or something. Something that keeps me from getting overwhelmed by the task. When I have built up a bit of confidence, I can get back to trying books.)
While I have a total number of leeches that I keep track off, the fluctuations in that number shows some leeches are rather short-lived. Having gotten a bit of a feel for this (essentially how many temporary new leeches each level might cause me as I try to fight my old offenders) - this gives me a better way to frame my leech squashing attempts. I need to keep the number below a certain number as a goal. because even if I had 99 leeches 2 days ago, now they are 108. It changes from day to day. So I need to establish a baseline that I keep under, and then push the total number down gradually.
So, lets give this a try:
~My revised Winter 2020/2021 study goals~
1. Get to Reality 現実! at the end of January 2021
2. Keep the leech count <100
3. DO GRAMMAR! No more excuses! >_>
4. Read more! Get a routine for daily reading (better a little than nothing)
5. Try more advanced listening exercises
I think this will have to do. In the end it’s a matter of how much energy I have to devote to this. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep things up. But, if possible, I should slow down somewhat to focus more on reading and grammar.
At least, Paradise doesn’t seem very different from the levels that came before, so that’s a relief at least! I just have to keep doing my reviews at my own pace.
Which reminds me: it’s time to do some of them! ^>^