From 01月06日 to 01月16日
- Final Fantasy XIV
What do you mean, I don’t have terrible update frequencies! I update everyday I just forget to click the send button, is all.
That’s a long period, wowee, might as well do a little update . I haven’t read every day since my last update but I’ve certainly read a fair bit. I’ve had some rest days in between when I had to pause new SRS cards for a bit because I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with low energy but it’s gone back to normal and I’m already adding again.
Completed two weeks of 9-nine- and I’m all caught up with the club schedule, I will probably continue reading one week ahead just to make it easier to organise the next one (we go by total characters count and screenshots so it’s kind of a surprise what we’ll get when a new week comes). So far I’m enjoying it a lot.
I’ve also been playing FFXIV with my secondary character again and the last time I did a few months ago I already felt like I had improved, the text was easier to understand than before, but now I feel another improvement again which is crazy to me since it hasn’t been that long, so the diligent SRS plan I adopted a couple months back and the heavier workload must be working pretty nicely and I couldn’t be happier . It went from way too difficult like a year and a half ago to very accessible, at least a good chunk of it (there are things that are way over my knowledge still and probably will for a while).
Lastly I also did a couple days of うたわれるもの but I haven’t played that in like close to two weeks at this point, and I really should because it was interesting and I have the feeling I will start forgetting things if I leave it on hold for too long.
I’m so happy with my study plan right now, seriously. It’s usually hard for me to be satisfied and without doubts when I’m doing something, but explicitly seeing the improvements always seems to motivate me a lot, and putting more time into this makes that more frequent so it’s a nice positive feedback loop. I talked before about how increasing the workload has been a really positive change for me since I was feeling for a while that I was not improving as fast as I would like. Now I know how important it is to feel satisfied with one’s own pace, whether that is going slower or faster, it’s all super personal and both can be good or bad for different people at different points in time. It doesn’t come without a price for sure, the time you use for one thing is time that you don’t use for another thing, and I try to frequently think about this and internalise it. But right now pushing my Japanese is the thing I want to prioritise, most of my free time goes to that and I’m totally for it. When I reach a level that I feel I don’t learn as fast anymore because coming across language I don’t know becomes harder and harder, I will start dedicating more time to other projects, like going back to music or learning art, which I really really wanted to do for a very long time already. But again, everything comes with a price, and that price is limited time. Perhaps I’m starting to realise that I’m someone that works better when focusing on one main thing at a time, but at the same time that kind of sucks, because I want to do and learn way too many things, and the majority of those things are projects that are very long term, like this Japanese one is turning out to be .