Hello, guys. I really don’t know why I am writing this; I have been lurking in the forums for a while and I saw a lot of people studying Japanese with Japanese penpals, friends from Japanese-learning apps, in actual Japanese classes, or living in Japan. I really don’t have any of those mentioned, and probably my only main source of “natural” Japanese are YT videos, J-dramas and anime. I do have some friends who also study Japanese from time to time, but most of them are those absolute beginner levels (I mean, they’re just studying hiragana and katakana and can only say ありがとう or だいじょうぶですか at most).
My main goal for studying Japanese right now is to be able to read (especially novels!!!). Is it possible to read fluently in Japanese without the support of those penpals, Japanese friends, physical classes, etc (wholly self-study)? If there’s someone who have done it, I wish to know!
I’m very very sorry for this un-motivating post. I am, however, in no way not motivated to continue my WK journey.