Small (pointless) Update About How Lazy I Am…

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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.

Moving on~
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.

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Laziness & Language Battles

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I am one of those really lazy people who when they have a day off work just lays around the house and watches Netflix or plays a video game all day.  I always plan to write a little or study some, but thenIi procrastinate until I just end up putting it off for another day.  I really need to work on changing that…

Writing

I haven’t worked on finishing anything but I have been editing one of my past NaNo’s for my free copies from Createspace.  I don’t know how many times I’ve edited this thing, but I still haven’t gotten completely sick of rereading it.  I know by the time I think I’ve finished I’ll have missed something, but since it’s only for my eyes I don’t really care that much.  I still want to finish one of my old stories by the end of the month, but I don’t think I will.  I got a message on tumblr from someone asking me if I was going to continue one of my stories that I haven’t updated since May 2012 and that has given me some motivation to work on it.  So who knows, maybe I will actually finish something…but probably not.  Yay for optimism! //sarcasm

Sadly, my brain is still filled up with story ideas while my flashdrive is clogged up with documents of stories long abandoned.

Korean

I’ve been working through Integrated Korean quite slowly, taking my time and reviewing words that don’t stick.  I haven’t gotten around to listening to Talk To Me In Korean lessons, but I mainly just need to review the first level anyways.  I’ll do that today (I say that now, but I’ll probably put it off because I have a lot of other things to do… yeah…totally…).

My lack of studying Korean isn’t necessarily because I’m lazy.  I’ve actually been really interested in Mandarin lately and so my attention keeps wavering and I find myself listening to ChinesePod101 lessons.  I don’t even know why I like Mandarin so much.  I used to cringe when watching Taiwanese dramas, I didn’t like the way Chinese sounded, but now I’m used to it and really starting to like the way it sounds.  I get really excited about learning a new word in Chinese.  But all my interest lies in Korean entertainment and culture.  So I’m having a mental battle trying to decide on which language to learn.  I could try for both, but I don’t think my brain can handle that right now… 나 어떡해?

New Year

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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!