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Important Update for My Japanese Self-Study Sessions

Akemashite omedetou! (eng. Happy New Year)

Kyou wa getsuyoubi desu (eng. Today is Monday) and I know you are expecting some updates for my Japanese self-study sessions (or maybe not? hehe) now that I’m officially back in the blog after my holiday break. It’s just the start of the year plus it’s also my birth month so I should only be sharing positive vibes eh? But it can’t be help, *sad.

As a part of my 2017 birthday goals, I added there that I should start reviewing since I am targeting this year to finally start pursuing my dream job. Dang! I can’t believe I’ve been so lazy that after two months of reviewing I got distracted and abandoned it. And now I am paying that laziness big time. I’ve been avoiding the hassle of applying and doing job interviews (which isn’t really my favorite part of job hunting) for so long I can’t even remember how many years I’ve been avoiding it. I’m not getting any younger and I don’t want to disappoint myself especially my family so I promised to myself that I am going to be fearless this year. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a free loader, haha. I have a job and I am earning, I actually got my mom a condo unit just near in the city but I am on the wrong job. The job is good, but I think I owe it to myself to pursue my first love, the job that I’ve been dreaming on having while I was still in College.

This was actually a pretty hard decision for me to make because I’m already on lesson 39 and I am really learning a lot. The fear is there ofcourse that if I stop, I might go backto the beginning because I might forget all those that I have learned. I can ofcourse still continue self-studying Japanese while at the same time reviewing but I think that wouldn’t be a wise idea and instead of just spending three months for reviewing, it might extend into a longer period of time. I want to be able to focus so I am taking a break from self-studying Japanese. Wait, that didn’t sound right.

You didn’t know this but aside from taking notes, I also did a voice recording to all the lessons that I took in Japanese. I learn a lot by reading rather than just listening but I found out that I can also concentrate and learn if I am doing my own voice recording rather than hearing other people’s voice. And these recordings are practically the only playlist I keep on listening now. So yep, I am not really ending learning Japanese, I am just not taking new lessons.

That’s it my friend. I guess it’s not really a bad news after all since I can still listen to my recordings if I’m not doing something important or I can even snatch a minute or two studying my notes if possible. If everything’s working out great, instead of three months, I might be able to come sooner than that. And yes, I will be doing the most awaited video updates when I’m back to studying Japanese.

Arigatou gozaimasu! (eng. Thank you)

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    • Job hunting is a scary and hard thing. My husband is in the military, so we move a lot… like every 2-3 yrs. So, needless to say finding a job is rough when they know you aren’t permanent in the area. I hope you are able to get your dream job. I can’t wait to read more of your reviews but definitely don’t backtrack on your Japanese. You’ve been such an inspiration with sharing your progress. I would hate to see you lose some of what you learned during your break. <3 Happy new year!

      • Oh, I’m sorry about that Kristin. I hope everything worked out for you πŸ™‚
        And yes, I’ll definitely do my best both on getting my dream job and for studying Japanese. I’m really happy I am inspiring everyone for this πŸ™‚

    • I’m back!

      I totally relate as I am in your exact situation. Hopefully part of what I’ve written in my blog post today may help you feel a little bit better. Happiness is a vital part of life so we need to find happiness in the little things that we enjoy while we look for our dreams.

      I want to think 2018 will be the year of great things, so I wish you find what you are looking for! <3

      • I am praying for the both of us to get our dream jobs this year Fran. Thank you, I’ll sure to check out your article πŸ™‚

    • Yes, the job hunting is so stressful and scary. I thought I was going to pass out when I did my first group interview. But all the fear and hard work is worth it if you can get the job you love.
      Sad that you need to take a break on advancing to new Japanese lessons, but I am so glad that you have your playlist so you can keep practicing what you have. Like Kristin, I found your updates an encouragement to do more self-learning.

      • It’s good to hear that I wasn’t the only one feeling the same way about interviews hehe, but hopefully I could conquer this fear soon.
        Thanks Sophia Rose. I’ll definitely do my best not to neglect my Japanese even though I’m not taking up any lessons for the time being. Thanks for all the encouragement, it’s really making me so happy πŸ™‚

    • It can be so hard and sometimes impossible to fit everything in your schedule that you want to do. It sounds like you are going to focus on the goal that is a higher priority. I am sure you will be able to get back to it as soon as you find that perfect job!

      • I hope it’ll happen Carole. Thank you πŸ™‚

    • I hope you find your dream job <3