Anyway, I'm here
First of all I finished the 6WC (thanks to having a backup spreadsheet at work, I could tweet everything during the last days of the challenge). I didn't know what to expect during the challenge since it was my first 6WC, but it was an amazing experience! I learned a lot, not only about Korean itself, but also about how I learn and what works for me. I think I mentioned before, Korean is the first language I tried to "teach myself", and when I started I didn't know exactly how to learn a language so different by myself. I did a lot of things, but at the end I wasn't consistent with it. When I signed up for the challenge, I wanted to have an excuse to start studying Korean again, in part to do another language besides Japanese, but also because I consider Korean as an "asignatura pendiente" as we say in Spanish (= "pending subject/unfinished matter"). As a "false beginner", I tried to refresh concepts from the beginning (even things that I already knew as hangul), and that allowed me to build a more solid foundation for the language. That and having more vocabulary now than before, helped me understand better other grammar points. Even when during those 6 weeks I spent more time studying Japanese than Korean, I think I made a huge improvement. I wish I could still learn Korean daily (or at least X times a week), but I think it's going to be hard since I want to make the JLPT N3 my main focus for the year. BUT, if/when I join a new 6WC, my goal will be to focus on Korean during those weeks, which means at least 50% of the time spent on languages during those weeks, will be for Korean (I still need to update my times for this challenge so you can see why I stress this so much).
Will I join the 6WC that starts in August? I don't know yet, because if I'm not mistaken, that challenge will start on August 1st and will end on September 11th, and I have plans to be traveling to Europe again between August 24th and September 17th. And during those 3 weeks all the free time I'll have after sightseeing, taking hundreds of pictures, eating local food and buying souvenirs for my family, it's going to be for Japanese
So yeah, the second thing I wanted to tell is that in a couple of months I'm going to Europe again! YAY! My plan is to go to Greece*, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Croatia*, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia. (*countries I've already visited)
I wish I had more days off at work (and more money of course) so I can travel more. But I do not complain, since I know that I am lucky to be able to make trips like this quite often. And I'm already trying to fight against with my wanderlust, because I already feel that going to Romania will make me want to learn Romanian too.
Third, the World Cup is making me study less, since I'm watching all the matches I can when I'm not working (or during lunch break at work). The matches in which Uruguay plays were/are scheduled for morning/noon on week days, so I'm working... but that doesn't stop me to watch them at work with all my colleagues and our bosses like we did on Friday. Thank God the WC only lasts a month, because during this time my life is reduced to work and fútbol (I don't like calling it 'soccer' at all)... If it lasted longer, I do not know what would be of my life.