Hey all. I just had an amazing 10 day vacation in the Kansai region. Absolutely fell in love with the place. Though I’m low-level on Wanikani, I’ve picked up a decent amount of vocab over the years and was able to communicate in Japanese for about 70% of my time there. It was fantastic. Coming home has proven to be pretty difficult, and I’ve been in a total slump since I got back. I feel like reading Japanese is making me feel more depressed for whatever reason. I’m having a really hard time sticking with it, which is unusual for me. I think it’s because I want to be there so badly, and knowing that it will be years before I could make a long-term stay happen is very discouraging. I’m definitely planning on short stays throughout the years. I’ve just never fallen in love with a place like this before.
Has anyone else felt similarly? What did you do that helped you feel excited about learning Japanese again?