It has just been neglected by its horrible owner, me. There is a simple but disheartening reason for this: the past month has been, for the most part, rather lacking in language study. I’d come up with some wonderful excuse, like a death in the family, or perhaps my contraction of some strange and uncomfortable disease, but I have no such excuse. The nasty truth is, I just got out of the habit. I’ve not listened to many podcasts, in German or Russian; I’ve barely even looked at any foreign language websites; and, I must admit, I haven’t even opened my book on Russian… at all. Other things just kind of crept into my life and knocked language learning out of the way. I’m not happy about it in the least.
I’ve decided to remedy this problem, and get my butt back on track, both with German and Russian. I suppose this post is part of my “getting back on track.” This blog was created to be part learning resource, part language learning journal for myself, and I guess it’s only fair that I note when I’m studying, and also when I’m not studying.
I think that part of the reason I fell off the wagon is that I’ve been pretty slack about a time for my studying. I’ve never really said, “Alright, I’m going to study German for one hour at 6PM everyday”, or any such thing. My study times have always been haphazard to say the least. Of course, having a toddler makes it difficult to say such things and truly be able to stick to them, but I’d be lying to myself if I said I couldn’t work out some kind of schedule. My university courses start up again in about a month, which will alter things a bit more, but I think I’m going to try and sit down for at least half an hour everyday at say, 7PM, to do some studying. If I can get more tidbits of time in throughout the day, great, but a regular half an hour is better than no studying at all.