Yes, this one will be in English. Get over it 😉
Well, where I can start… let’s say that I’m having a Swedish crisis. And no, Sweden, the Kingdom of Sweden, it’s OK. I mean I have a Swedish crisis. Why?
1- I don’t feel that motivated to learn Swedish anymore
2- I have discovered a new language that is fascinating with me
3- It’s really hard to keep up with both languages
4- It’s really hard to find someone to practice Swedish with that has the same schedule as me
So… yep. I am on the edge of quitting learning Swedish. But why? Well I’ve just said that so please read it again. Get over it.
The thing is that I am starting to learn Japanese too as I have a friend that teaches me, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to take advantage of. It doesn’t happen every day that you have a Japanese friend who is willing to teach you just for the fun of it. And that’s it, I’m learning Japanese now. But what happens with my Swedish? My initial idea was to keep up with the two languages… mmm yeah like you have the time Jairo.
Yes, I actually do have the time but here is the problem. Learning both languages at a time means that my learning speed will decrease tremendously in both languages. I know myself very well (I think) and I know how demanding I am and how most likely I would feel I’m not progressing very much on either Swedish or Japanese.
That’s why I am choosing. And I am choosing Japanese. I have been actively studying Swedish for more than six months now. I feel I’ve done a great progress. I feel it’s time to move on, specially as it very hard to find a language partner when I have someone “knocking on my door” for that. “Knocking” with a different language, but still “knocking”
What do you think? I am taking the right decision? Why? Why not?