So, I’m pretty much failing at this studying Korean thing. On my days off work I end up playing Minecraft or GTAV Online for hours on end and when I do work I feel way to tired to do anything but lay around the house (which seriously needs to be cleaned, but I’m too lazy for that too). It doesn’t help that now, besides wanting to learn Chinese, I’ve also developed an interest in Japanese. I’ve decided to stick with my first love, Korean, and try not to be distracted by other languages until I make some progress. Maybe next year I can start learning Chinese or Japanese. I’m going to try and study for 30-60 minutes each day. If I don’t stick to it, then oh well. I obviously have the time and I only have myself to blame for not learning anything.
Camp NaNo has started, but I don’t think I’ll be participating. It’s not too late to join in, but I really need to finish up on some other things and having a word count goal doesn’t really motivate me, so there’s not really a reason to join. So instead of NaNo I’m going to finish editing the story I’m going to use my Createspace code on (from last NaNoWriMo). I have the proof I just need to finish looking it over. And then there are the, like, seven stories on Wattpad that I need to finish, ugh, why did I ever even abandon them?
Wow, okay, now that I’m done whining about everything – it’s time to do some studying! Hopefully by my next post I will have finally decided not to be so damn lazy in everything I do.
Well, a new year has begun and I feel like I’ve accomplished nothing in 2013. That’s not a big deal though since I was never trying to accomplish anything. But this year I hope will be a bit different. I know making a resolution is pointless since not many ever follow through or get past the first month. But I will be setting, hopefully, realistic goals for this year.
I am going to seriously start learning Korean. No more putting it off in favor of sitting around doing absolutely nothing. I’ve collected a ton of materials over the last two years. I always said I was going to study, but then I’d watch a drama or play a game instead. I’ve decided to keep a log of sorts on this blog detailing my progress… in minor detail since I’m lazy. I can read Korean just fine and I know the very basics (greetings, numbers, a few grammar points and a couple phrases).
I’ve downloaded all the Talk to me in Korean lessons available, I have their level 1 book and I also have Integrated Korean: Beginning 1&2. I’ve downloaded FSI Korean and I have Pimsleur but I don’t think I’ll actually use either of those.
Starting today, 01/07/2014, I will begin to truly study. I’m going to try and finish TTMIK Level 1 by the end of the week and complete the first couple lessons of Integrated Korean.
But learning Korean isn’t my only goal for this year. I also plan on finishing a whole bunch of stories I have sitting around on my flashdrive. I’ve abandoned writing for a little over a year now and I feel bad about it. There are days when I want to write and then I get home from work and sit around doing absolutely nothing productive. I don’t know which project I’m going to start with, but I am going to finish something by the end of February…
Anyways, here’s to a new year!
I’m not exactly sure if I’m going to use this blog for anything other than commenting and following other blogs. But if I do, expect lots of K-pop and Asian Drama related posts. Or maybe I’ll turn this into a blog about my journey into learning Korean and Mandarin simultaneously… I just don’t know.