Basically I have a very hard time choosing study resources and being happy with them, and whenever I see people talking online about how whatever resource I am using is bad, I’m like “oh no am I wasting my time” and think about that until I switch to something else. At first I think I was following the itazuraneko.neocities.org main guide, so I was going through the core 2k anki deck and read through Tae Kim’s book. At some point I stopped the core deck and started Heisig’s RTK because I realized all of the characters just looked random to me and it was making it near impossible for a lot of the vocab to stick. At some point I switched to using this instead. I am trying to remind myself that if I reinforce what I learn on WK with communicating in Japanese and reading that it will work well.
I usually am probably too laid back and almost never have any anxiety but I hate sorting through all of the options for grammar. Genki, Tae Kim, Bunpro, Human Japanese, JapanesePod. A youtuber a watch called Tokini Andy said he opted to not even use a textbook and made an Anki deck from the dictionary of basic Japanese grammar and created his own sentences based off of that and went over them with someone on italki. I just feel like there are so many options and a lot of people online have strong opinions about what the right way to learn Japanese is. I’m not even sure if I should be studying grammar yet, because the idea of knowing all of the kanji and a lot of the vocabulary in whatever textbook I use, as well as being able to construct my own sentences with different vocab I already know sounds appealing to me. So on one hand the recommendation from Koichi to wait a few levels before opening a textbook makes sense, but I also don’t want to feel like I am wasting time until then, especially since I feel like I have a lot of time invested in this already and have hardly made any progress. I feel like it would be easier if someone just handed me a detailed schedule of exactly what to do every day so I wouldn’t have to concern myself about it lol.
I realize this post is probably redundant but this is more of a little venting post than anything else. Do any of you also feel the same way? Also I accidentally posted this before it was finished and tried to delete it so sorry about that.