Here's a boring update because I've been up to nothing... This cold is kicking my behind. Since Saturday it has parked itself in my ears, can't hear, except for the ragingly loud tinnitus that never leaves me alone. Every night I go to bed telling myself it's probably going to get better over night and not to despair, and every morning I wake up with my ears still screeching and hope, maybe today will be the last day...
*ahem* Yeah so not too much language stuff. I have been keeping up with Anki because I was crazy enough to add a couple hundred words for Icelandic two weeks ago (just ran out yesterday), and Swedish has loads of "new" reverse cards, so Anki has kept me busy without needing any admin work up to now. I've done not a thing else.
There's been a handful of threads here and elsewhere that have caused me to consider my approach over the last while, my motivations, what I'm trying to do, etc. The conclusion I've reached is that things have got to change. I've been treading water for weeks, I can't put the blame for lack of productivity on the cold alone. Things have been stressful, but I am having to face that consistently
getting back to whatever "normal" was before last summer/fall is perhaps no longer possible. This is the new normal and I had better adapt.
So what am I going to do that's going to actually change anything? Well that's the thing, isn't it. I don't feel the same motivation other people might by posting plans or goals because they've made them public and now feel they'd better achieve them. I'm doing the opposite. I'm not
posting what my plans are. What's the fun in that? Well, I'm retiring this log. At least until I've done
something. Finished a whole book in Swedish, for example. This might actually be motivation for me, since I tend to update even when there's no reason to. Now I won't be updating unless and until I do something significant. I'm still reading all your logs though! This isn't leaving, just getting to work.