I wanted to share what keeps me coming back everyday to do reviews and keep studying Japanese. My real motivation. What’s your reason/motivation? What prevents you from giving up?
Below is a book by Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki, called The Journey of Shuna(シュナの旅), that I purchased from Amazon. It’s a gorgeous book made entirely with water colors and smooth paper. Perfect presentation. It’s a little above my current level, but that fact alone is enough to keep me motivated, and not frustrated at all.
I know that if I keep studying everyday, I will get good. Time and exposure are fundamental to reach fluency, and I know that if I gave up, I would regret it someday. So, I keep going, not looking back (well, I do have to look back at what I’ve learned and review it ) and with that prize in front of me, which I will soon be able to read and thoroughly enjoy.
I also have the entire collection of Yotsuba&, which I’ve been reading and really enjoying, and Death Note. I also have Chi’s Sweet Home and Detective Conan, but only one each so far. Still need to get more and build my Manga collection . Let me know your stories.