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When Will I Get Funny?

This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series Intermediate Angst

This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series Intermediate AngstAnd there came upon the email of Khatzumoto a letter long of length, correct of spelling and accurate of punctuation. And it was good. The emailer’s pseudonym was, is and ever shall be…Farley. Khatzumoto, hi! First, I want to start out by saying how…

Intermediate Angst: Dealing With Feelings of Suckage

This entry is part 4 of 15 in the series Intermediate Angst

This entry is part 4 of 15 in the series Intermediate AngstThus spake Hangul Fangirl (‏@HangulFangirl): “[Dear Khatzumoto, You are handsome beyond comprehension. And also very slim. Your delicate, schoolgirl figure is an inspiration to us all.] How do you get past the feeling that you’re not progressing and end up forgetting to keep going?…

Strategies for Overcoming Burnout

This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series Intermediate Angst

This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series Intermediate AngstA good number of people have contacted me or written elsewhere about how using the methods described on this site led to burnout for them. No fun. Too tiring. Can’t continue. There are two types of burnout that typically occur. Kanji burnout and sentences…

Grinding: Focus On What You CAN Do

This entry is part 6 of 15 in the series Intermediate Angst

This entry is part 6 of 15 in the series Intermediate AngstOften enough, a comment puts it much better than I ever put it. This was one such situation. Handsome AJATTeer Pingfa brings us back to basics, urging us to focus on what we can do, on what we can control, on our point(s) of…