Well, there’s a lesson in this, and probably a very good one.
I just don’t feel like studying Japanese today. After all, I’m really doing it for fun (or personal enrichment, if that sounds better) so why should I do it if I don’t feel like it?
The answer to that is because I do want to be able to say that I know more Japanese today than I did yesterday. Reviewing vocabulary had become a standard part of my morning. It has become a habit, so I did it anyway.
Look, sometimes you do need a day off, and that’s important, but I prefer to take a day off from studying because I decide. I don’t like taking a day off just because my brain doesn’t want the exercise. Those days when I just don’t feel like making the effort are rare, but, they do happen.
That’s when having made studying Japanese a habit really shows its power. I do it anyway. Yesterday I loved studying Japanese. Tomorrow (or later today, who knows) I’ll love studying Japanese again.
Today’s grammar point is －わけではない, which, to be honest, I don’t fully understand yet. It looks like it is used to deny appearances to to deny what might be a commonly expect result. I think.
Sunday is a day off but I am not free. It might even have the implication of even though Sunday is a day off…
Yesterday wall about あいだ and あいだに which is used to indicate that, while you are doing, something else happens either repeatedly (あいだ） or not repeatedly （あいだに）。
I started this blog to keep myself motivated, but here’s another benefit. Having written about where I’m at with Japanese has made my fingers itch to tackle my home.
So, now I do wanna.