Hi, so today I reach level 60 of Wanikani.
(after a kinda longer than usual journey xD)
Anyway the purpose for this post (besides celebration ) is that I want to thank all the amazing friends and supporters who have interacted with or cheered me along the way. Your advice and kindness really have given me motivation to continue where sometimes giving up is a viable choice. @UInt2048 @Naphthalene (your scream aanhlleee 's still vividly playing in my head) the almighty @jprspereira, crazy silent love from @MegaZeroX, the triplets gojarappe & Radish8 & TomatoSalad , @truandissimo @Rowena @Natsuha @tip @zEUs_Japanese Shandapanda, hasturman, tangotangosierra (gosh I can only mention up to 10) and the many people who have supported me silently.
edit: special thanks to @Kumirei for your Countdown thread and sweetness <3.
Some long texts (cause emotional):
Some of you may know that I kinda have a
cool diary out there since I started.
So I tried to re-read through my diary and it struck me as there have been about 4 years since I started and lots of up and down there. My only 2-cent advice if requested is that you should do your review daily, if it feels bad you can think about stopping for a while. Persistence is really the key.
Back in late 2018 I nearly quit and came a hiatus year of 2019. Then I talked to myself something go along with the line of winners never quit and quitters never win.
Things weren’t all smooth at first when I had to deal with more than 2000 reviews avanlanche of death xD. I decided to split them into small reviews and just focus to deal with them until all reviews down to 0 properly. Took me a while then I was finally able to get back to the journey, safe and sound.
At the final levels (about level 50) I was actually having no motivation, but I still had a goal and I still liked the journey with Wk that I’ve been doing. “Why learning all these kanjis?” “Why keep doing a habit 3 times a day/ 7 days a week that feels like a chore like this?” It seemed strange at first but just keep going was what I said to myself.
At those final levels I realize one point that all that matter was the journey itself, not getting to the final levels that leave me so much emotion… Part of happiness comes from the joy that having something to post every day into the forum, the weird mnemonics that wk offers, the great support that I have had along the way, and even depression moment when I thought that I couldn’t keep going or the workload just felt unbearable to me).
Please do know that I really appreciate all your support, love and advice along the journey.
I’m not taking this level 60 for granted and I do not take your support for granted!
Thanks Wanikani a lot for making this great app and creating one of the best Japanese learning community out there!
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ok boi, now it’s party timeeeee!
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