*breathes in* *breathes out*
As you may have noticed, I’m having a reading slump. I am not sure what’s the cause of it, but I do know that right now, I’m embracing it (finally).
Those who know me, know that I am always busy doing something or other. I am always working on little ‘projects’, be it reading challenges, studying and courses I’m taking, updating a website, planning a holiday… and also things that do not really qualify as being busy, like finishing a tv series or reorganising my house. It doesn’t matter what it is, I just can’t sit still. I always have to occupy my mind with something, I always have to ‘work’ on something.
After I returned from my vacation to the US, I noticed I am doing too many things at the same time and was planning to work on even more things. My mind is all over the place. Lately I just can’t seem focus. It made me tired, and (perhaps as a result) I wasn’t feeling so great.
I really need to focus. The JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is coming up soon in December. I thought I still had 6 months left to study for it, until I did my calculations and it turns out there’s less than 5 months left. Eeeeep, silly me. So I finally sat down and made a schedule. I realised I need to stop working on ten things at the same time because I just can’t keep up. Right now the JLPT has priority, and next to that I am doing a self study course for work that I can’t abandon (and after that’s finished I will start a Manchu course in September, and see, I am once again busy busy busy). Two things at the same time seems manageable, at least.
So there it is. I am not going to be reading many books in the upcoming few months. I will be reading books in Japanese and I’ll blog about that. I also have a few other posts coming up, so the blog at least won’t be quiet. When December comes, I’ll have time to pursue all the millions of other things I still want to do in life.
Now can we have a few more hours in the day please? 🙂