15 day break update

So as detailed in one of the previous posts, I had to take a break from studying from RTH and revise what I had learnt. This turned out to be a difficult thing to do because once you take a break, it is hard to be productive,especially once you have settled into a routine. Many times I thought about whether I was doing the right thing, and maybe it would have been better to maintain that perfect pace of 15 Hanzi per day. I kept on doing anki for a few days but even that petered out in a few days and the studies came to a grinding halt apart from the occasional exposure to the audio. That added to more pressure at the job and international travel made things more hectic.

But the truth is, the change of atmosphere has done me good, now I can relax and start again stress free. Reading what is written at the start of Lesson 11 makes you realize that it was the right thing to do. You are not in a race. This is something you do because you enjoy it. And this is very important to me as this is one of the few things in my life that I will do to my satisfaction, from start to finish, in a thoughtful and consistent manner.

Remember, Chinese is your friend.

So, having found a nice place to study and a few more days in hand of my mini vacation, tomorrow I begin revising the 222 Hanzi and with 4 more days in hand, let’s see how it goes!

Go ahead, make my day..

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