Okay, so this hasn’t been the most seamless experiment ever. Christmas in Jamaica is a time of drinking, drinking, partying, eating, drink and more partying. This doesn’t leave the best room for studying. Though I have been doing regular anki revisions, I’m not super gung-ho about it. I don’t believe i’ve completely lost my passion for learning Japanese, I find that i’m not worrying much about failure versus sucess.
For example, my Japanese friend is in Jamaica now and we’ve had a conversation or two in Japanese, but i don’t find myself super curious, super excited or amped to be speaking Japanese. If we talk in Japanese it happens. But i’m going to get an evaluation on where i am with Japanese and some tips to go forward. I also ran into some Japanese ladies at the supermarket recently and chatted to them mostly in Japanese as well.
I want to get the language but i’m coasting now. Maybe after almost a year of not being in Japan, the urgency to speak it constantly has left me. But this doesn’t mean I don’t want to speak Japanese. Like I said, this is an experiment. I’m going to be doing some conversation classes and seeing how I feel mentally about getting into the groove and the future of my Japanese learning, Japan, and more.