An Update on my Plans to Learn Chinese

March 30, 2020

An update on my progress and plans to learn Chinese.

I got pretty burnt out and haven’t really studied much since the end of February.

I studied 9/31 days in March (almost all at the beginning of the month), so not the best.

In theory, I should have more time with this whole COVID-19 quarantine thing going on, but my personal productivity has taken a huge hit. I can’t seem to separate out my personal and work lives as easily and I feel less productive and motivated to work on stuff like Chinese.

The bigger thing is I think I got really burnt out with the characters/Anki for 2 hours/day practicing. I think I learned a lot and it’s a testament to how much you can learn in a short period of time, but that really turned me away from wanting to study the language more.

At any rate, I still want to continue learning Chinese, but I have some other priorities at the moment. I’m planning to take the GMAT in a few months and will likely be dedicating most of my mental energy and time to studying for that. After that, I hope to pick up my Chinese studies again.

I send updates on my progress every Saturday.