It’s too late for both things, but I’ll shamelessly put both things out.
I did it!! I got the cake! I reached L60.
I started some 800 days ago. Had to major break (ups) but I persisted. Especially earlier this year, I keep pushing myself for N1.
But this is not the end, I’m gonna keep worshiping the Crabigator until he gives me 0/0. (Secretly saying that I will do those 3k+ reviews pending thereafter JLPT day)
Oh there are plethora of reasons. If When I get N1 certificate, I get lot of job opportunities open, and I get upgrade my visa it seems.
But these are side effects and main motivation is I want to show off having N1 certificate!
I used 完全マスター 文法、the N3 to N1 set as grammar source.
For Kanji, I totally relied on the Crabigrator’s blessings, and I didn’t study reading at all (No newspapers/manga/ebooks), also a partial reason for failing N1. But this time I’m gonna use newspapers. They are the best source for N1 level reading comprehension.
For listening, I didn’t do anything else except watching Detective Conan. It’s targeted at kids, but there are a lot of words that adults use.