Welcome! This a blog for me, my me with tidbits here and there and possibly a link or two (or perhaps 3? depends on the day and my lazyiness level!) I am traveling on a new journey of self satisfaction and to check off one of many items on the “bucket list.”
I am not old, just turned the ripe age of 24 and figure, I’m not a time traveler, might want to get started now, so here it is….
THE GRAND ADVENTURE TO… Learning Japanese!
The self taught methodology.
I am a noob, beginner, the lowest on low of totem poles. This “blog” is to serve as memory, inspiration, and self help when I get the “I don’t wanna” attitude. I know you have been there, don’t lie to yourself.
So, dear future self. You can do it! I believe in you. It will get hard. Don’t quit. remember your goals…
Which brings me to my next step, my goal. I read somewhere (http://www.textfugu.com/) that in order to keep yourself motivated you need to, one… well do the task, but two, to write down your goals somewhere to keep track of why you are doing it, not just for the shiny “I did it” medal or the “I think it would be cool!” mantra, but the real, nitty gritty truth of it, and what is holding you back, so without further ado, here goes:
My goal (or reason) I want to learn japanese:
- It’s cool. (But, seriosuly) I want to learn japanese for I find the culture to be interesting and common to my beliefs that I grew up with. (Not the religious type, but the; be nice to others, don’t yell at people over your cellphone, and my personal favorite the blast your music so loud out of your ear buds that, seriously, the deaf person next to you can hear it…. ) I mean come on how can these people not hear their music?
- Not only is the culture interesting but I have always wanted to be bi lingual, which I currently and unfortunitly am not.
- I want to work and teach in Japan. Teaching is something I know how to do, and for most foreigners the entry job.
- This is my inspiration. My goal, my do it, do it now kick in the pants.
The second part of this is: What are the excuses of why you can not learn a language?
- My biggest excuse is money. I would love to go to a language school in japan, or subscribe to some of those japanese sites but I don’t feel right spending a lot of money on language when I could use it to pay the mortage, internet bill, water bill, etc… you get the point.
- My second biggest excuse. “I don’t have the time.” I fear I will be too busy, but if I want to do it I will make the time for it. Better to do at least 10 minutes then none at all!
So here is my first beginning baby steps, off I go to start my new journey!