04Mar23: We had family staying with us this weekend, but I had some time with the apartment to myself, so I tried that site Quazel. I'm not sure if I liked it or not. It wasn't quite the same as having a real conversation because I was able to read the speech-to-text and edit it before submitting my response. I noticed that there was an option to receive grammar corrections, but it told me to use "nous" instead of "on". So I don't think I really trust it.
But I might try it again! Esperanto
04Mar23: I reviewed Units 4–5.Notes
Lately, I haven't felt very motivated. It’s probably because I’ve been so busy at work. On 06Mar23 I left the office an hour later than usual, and then I logged onto my work computer at home and worked on stuff until it was time to sleep.
I made a list of different activities I can try for French, which might help me feel productive:
[ ] Shadowing a podcast such as French Expat
to work on my pronunciation.
[ ] Reading an article from Slate France
and writing a summary/response.
But I'm not sure when I'll do them. I really don't feel like doing anything after work lately. The other day I looked at my first post in this log, and it was disheartening to see how high my goals had been at the beginning of the year. I haven't worked on my writing projects in a while. At the same time, I'd like to improve my programming skills to help with some work projects (or maybe lead up to a career change).
Anyway, I'm going to London in less than two weeks, and I'm hoping I come back from that trip a bit more refreshed, with renewed motivation for my hobbies! We'll see.