Week 17 of my Six Month Attempt to Speak Fluent Thai
My goal for the remaining couple of months of my challenge is to prepare for a YouTube video where I talk about my experiences at Wat Thamkrabok (a Thai temple where people go to get help with addiction problems). I understand that not everyone is going to be interested in hearing about this type of adventure, but it is something I feel passionate about, and I’ve learned that following my passion is the best way to stay motivated.
Week 16 of my Six Month Attempt to Become Fluent in Thai
It is kind of incredible the way my perspective can change so dramatically over the course of a few days. This time last week, it felt like I’d stopped making progress in Thai, but this week I’m back firing on all cylinders again. I attribute much of my renewed enthusiasm to setting a clearer goal (make a video where I talk about my life), but I’ve also made some dramatic changes to my study routine.
Week 15 of my Six Month Attempt to Speak Fluent Thai
This hasn’t been a great week study-wise. For the last couple of days especially, it has just felt like I’ve been going through the motions. I also missed a couple of opportunities to practice speaking because I wasn’t in the mood. I experienced a similar loss of focus six weeks ago, and I see it as sign that I need to make some adjustments to my approach.
Week 14 of My Six Month Quest to Become Fluent in Thai
For years, my favorite reason for not putting enough effort into learning Thai has been lack of time. This wasn’t just some feeble excuse. I need to work up to 12 hours per day just to pay the bills, and most weeks, I don’t get to take a full day off. I’ve lots of commitments, and before learning Thai become a priority, I just didn’t have room in my schedule for it.