Pfew. So, I was working on my thesis last January/February and had to enable vacation mode so I could 100% focus on finishing my studies. Well, as you can expect, I finished my thesis and then gave myself a well deserved break doing absolutely nothing for a couple of weeks. I passed, graduated, now looking for a job… all the while still keeping WaniKani on vacation mode. Whoopsss.
So last week I finally disabled vacation mode knowing I have to face my reviews again, and I was greeted with 400 whopping reviews. I did maybe 50, and quit again, because uughhhhh reviews amirite?
Well I started feeling incredibly guilty about not continuing WaniKani. I did the JLPT N1 last December and failed it by coming short 18 points. I knew then that if I was more serious with WaniKani I could’ve been level 50 already if I wanted. I’ve been basically slacking off for a few years, and there was even one time where I had a 2000 review backlog I think xD (I powered through that and then kinda quit again from instant burnout… oops).
Anyway - last week I signed up for the next JLPT in July, N1 again because damn it I’m not gonna give in, and today I realized that if I keep slacking off again, I will undoubtedly fail the JLPT again and hate myself again. So I just opened WaniKani and… somehow powered through all 645 reviews non-stop using nothing but my 気合 lol.
It was a slog at first but now that it’s over with I feel great. I just gotta make sure to keep this feeling and not get distracted or demotivated again. I’m not sure how much I can level up before July, but I’m gonna try and diligently do all my reviews asap from now on and learn as much as possible. I also still have around 15 キノの旅 novels laying around that I’ve been wanting to read since forever, so perhaps I should make reading one chapter a day part of my studying routine.
Ok rant’s done. I just had to write this out for some reason. Maybe so I feel more pressured to keep doing my reviews or I’ll look like a fool lol.
To all of you looking up at a seemingly endless hill of reviews: YOU CAN DO IT! Go power through that shit, get that counter to 0 again. It’ll be worth the effort!