(This thread was archived but I need to celebrate so: “RISE!”)
After under a year and half, I found myself threading water at 1000+ reviews (from a relatively steady 9 days/level to a building tiredness/annoyance.) Just at the edge of paradise, I was about to re-set, but then decided against it and bore down on reviews and older vocab lessons. I resisted the urge to level up quickly and instead held myself at level 40 for a long (for me) 86 days. I am now back to finding the process fun, feel rested and ready to keep up the rest of the way to the land of gold. Is this really paradise? Not sure, but it feels my sails have filled with a gentle breeze, the sun is shining and there’s a song in my heart. When a language such as Japanese suddenly changes from obtuse scribbles to cogent ideas, that is the paradise I yearn for. Storms of hell behind me, I’ll be sailing on peacefully.