Well in just a little over a week, it will have been 2 months since I started this blogging through my year’s goals business. And I thought it’s a good time to write an update, since there’s been some movement recently, resulting from a lack of movement… Just for quick reference goals are as follows…
1. My progress in learning Japanese.
This is obviously the biggest goal, and so the one I’ve focused on a lot since the beginning of the year. This is also the place where I said there’s “movement due to a lack of movement”. Basically, what’s happened is that I’ve become a little bored with the Japanese learning, due to my boredom with watching Anime. In one sense it’s a good thing that I’ve become bored of Anime, because it got to be really crazy… like I would spend an entire day (my days off from work of course) watching an entire series. So now I’ve tempered that a little, only watching the 5 shows that I watch regularly (episodes come out once a week).
But the result of that, as I’ve said, is I that I lost my initial vigour in my Japanese study. I think as of this morning (I’m gonna study a lot this afternoon), I’ve gone like 5 days since I last studied… A long time given that I was studying practically every day for over a month. Anyway, what’s changed is related to the feature image above.. I found a new anime to really enjoy, and while I’m not killing it like the others (I did watch 7 episodes straight yesterday), it’s brought back the vigour to learn Japanese. So as I said, I’ll be studying again this afternoon (and this morning at work).
2. At least 52 blog posts regarding my Bible Readings/Daily Devotion.
This is going pretty well. I actually think I’m a little ahead of schedule on this one.
3. A translation of the book of Ruth (Hebrew) and 1 John (Greek).
I’ve started this in the sense that I’ve restarted studying Hebrew vocabulary. I started Greek, too, but I dropped it because working on 3 different languages was just getting to be too much. Once I have a better handle on Japanese, hopefully within 2 months or so, I’m gonna review Hebrew grammar, and then maybe spend the summer translating Ruth. I might not get to 1 John/Greek. Anyway this really was a bit of a stretch.
4. About Weekly Bible Memory using FighterVerse.
I’ve fallen behind with this. I’m probably just going to start on the current week without trying to catch up to the previous 3 weeks that I missed. I’ll probably try to catch up on those later on, again when I’ve got a better handle on Japanese. The important thing for me is that I memorize something for good, and not just enough to get through that week, and no more. I can definitely say that what I’ve memorized before (including last year’s stuff), have really stuck well.
5. Memorize the New City Catechism.
Also behind on this, but only by 2 weeks. This one I can’t skip over like the Memory Verses, I have to do them in order. So I’ll try to get back on, maybe just memorizing the Q&A, rather than including the Bible Verses for this one.
I’m doing better than I thought, honestly. So I don’t feel bad that I’m a little behind on some of the goals. The main thing to remember is that there’s a ton of memory work. And there’s only so much that my brain can handle. When things stabilize some more with the potential new job, I should get back into a good rhythm, though.