Oh wow now we have the whole Cake category on the forum?
Not particularly a 60 lvl post though, but still a milestone I’d like to celebrate with the Community.
So, according to the Wanikani Heatmap script (hey thank you @Kumirei !), today is my 1000th day on WaniKani!
Looking back there on the entire timeline brings so much nostalgia for me.
Like, back then 1000 days ago at day 0 I was totally out of clue how to learn these kanjis and vocab. I didn’t know about Anki, nor Bunpro, neither Italki and just decided to give a try to WK.
Let alone, I could imagine in 1000 days I would be living here in Osaka after successful relocation, passing ridiculous border regulations, enrolling and graduating from language school in Tokyo and joining the biggest international company in my whole work experience that I could only dream to work in back there at home.
On my day 100 on 23 Apr 2020 I was still on lvl 6 and barely could figure out proper way to progress further. I didn’t join Community back there properly enough so all the timings were out of my knowledge and I didn’t have any learning schedule.
On my day 500 on 28 May 2021 I was full steam ahead to lvl 60! You can tell it by deep blue color of all days around it of the timeline above. I properly joined Community and hop into the amazing Let's climb Tokyo Skytree - level 60 in spring 2022 thread that was dragging me towards the top all the time. I still had to job, but now I had amazing partners to strive for the common goal.
I liked the idea of the thread and when I just joined it, I stated quite bold goal for myself back then. Let's climb Tokyo Skytree - level 60 in spring 2022 - #293 by username21
(hey, me 2 years ago! Guess where you would read your post in 2 years? I bet you won’t, but you did a great job, you lucky man!)
No, like really, I was lvl 11 back then and my progress was looking like this
So from my point of view it would be a miracle to somehow manage to make any tangible plan for reaching lvl 60 at the best. Let alone any expectations for a bigger life span.
Still, with some miraculous luck (guess I should not mention insane efforts alongside. Here we’re all fighting our best every day, right?), my destiny brought me to the 22 May 2022, an anniversary of the Skytree. Maybe I took the thread topic too serious, but it was pretty good aligning with my overall lifeplan, so I figured it won’t hurt to celebrate it a bit and make some nice memories? This is where my previous report’s going Let's climb Tokyo Skytree - level 60 in spring 2022 - #4047 by username21
I came to Japan this April. Ironically, this month is strongly associated here with the beginning of new life. New school term, new fiscal period, etc. So was it for me. Past 6 months could be short period if you look at the calendar, but for me it was totally like an isekai experience and living a new life from zero. Landing to the country I never been in before and that I know only by pictures, with just a single bag of stuff I could take along from my “previous” life - and then finding your place in this new life. Language school gave me perhaps the best college experience of all my previous learning history in school and uni. So it is now, when I living here in my current sharehouse in Osaka. Frankly, perhaps I haven’t met so many great people in… last decade? Two? My entire life?
All of this largely thanks to the language boost from WK.
Really thank you all and good luck with your own climbing!