Not sure where else to put this.
My stats are pretty bad. I put a lot of time into WK, but for whatever reason I don’t seem to be retaining things as well as I think I should be. In general in other areas I don’t really have a good memory. For example I don’t remember character names after a few days away from a show, and my kids seem to retain every piece of information.
I’ve been at it for 905 days at this point. I had a couple very long breaks, where I was just burned out. I started out with the goal of wanting to be one of those level 60 in one year people. In time I just kept getting so many incorrect, I couldn’t keep up with the reviews. I left the site for a while, but came back. I’ve recovered from queues of 2000 three times now I think? I’m not sure anymore.
I’ve been back on the site now for a month, maybe a little longer. I recently got my apprentice queue down to around 100, but guru was sitting at over 1000. I decided to hold off on lessons. As of my last review session a few minutes ago, guru is down to 700, with apprentice back up to 186. I’m guessing what that means is that about 2/3 of those 300 went on to master and the rest came crashing down to apprentice.
Anyway, I don’t mean to whinge. I’m just feeling pretty disheartened right now, especially when I read these “how I mastered 2000 kanji in 320 days!” threads. Even without taking on new lessons, I’m getting queues of around 200 daily right now, which I think is just fallout of chewing through a 2000 review queue a month or two ago.
Any advice is appreciated. I don’t like stopping progress, but I also don’t like the feeling that I’m not learning. I’ve had to accept I won’t be a seven to ten days per lesson person, even if I show up 16 to 18 times a day.