What’s going on everyone? So I made it to level 60. I don’t know that I have an interesting story to tell, or any real words of wisdom. I just sorta decided to finally learn Japanese, picked up Wani Kani because a friend of mine was starting it, and I just sorta dinked around with it for a few months. Then the pandemic hit and the schools closed down which meant I didn’t have work for months, so I brushed up on @jprspereira 's nifty guide, set myself a daily schedule and just kinda did it, and now I’m here. It took 434 days total, with about a 20 day break in June doing other important things.
For anyone looking for advice I have two things to say:
Setting a consistent daily schedule is probably the simplest and most important thing you can do. Most of my Wani Kani experience didn’t really feel like a slog because I just had my srs-timed daily sessions based on a steady 20 lesson diet, and I just showed up to them pretty consistently. And thats how you get through WK in a bout a year. If you have the luxury to set yourself a schedule, do it. Its the true way.
Don’t do the fast levels fast, unless you have a very specific reason to do it. It sucked, and if I didn’t have a specific goal I probably woulda slowed down after trying a few of the fast ones. But I really wanted to hit 60 before the school buildings opened up and I had to commute to work again, and they are reopening in a week, so I guess it was worth it. But yeah, 3.5 day levels while trying to stay on top of the vocab was rough.
Anyways, I’m glad I made it, glad I have the cool little gold circle, glad I can look back at pandemic times and say “well at least I did THAT…” I’ve read others mention similar sorts of things, but picking a thing to do and sticking with it super-consistently is a pretty rare thing for me. Over the last few years, I’ve started to seriously suspect that I’ve been living with undiagnosed ADHD (I’ve been meaning to talk to a a professional about it but I just never end up getting around to setting up an appointment, which…yeah). So here I am, I stuck with it somehow. Now I have to actually…like, LEARN Japanese
I don’t know if its really necessary to bother with stats type stuff, but I do like the story that everyone’s level-up timeline tells, so here’s that.
Cheers everyone! Do your reviews. I’ll try to be less of a lurker now that I don’t have reviews as a distraction.