30 Days of Deutsch

Today marks my 30th consecutive day of learning German. I'm honestly a little astonished that I've been so committed to it. Then again, this post is way over the 30th consecutive thing I've written for this blog; how difficult is it really to add another daily thing?

My reflections on the subject:

  • I feel like I should be bouncing off the walls in excitement. But right now, I'm feel a sense of "Woah. Okay. Let's see if I can reach 60 days."
  • Part of me feels like I've learned so much more than I thought possible. Another part feels like I should understand and speak so much more than I already do.
  • Spending this long on a language has given me the perspective that I still have an incredible amount to learn if I want to get anywhere close to fluent in it.
  • My awareness of how my native language English is pronounced and fits together has increased tenfold. 
  • Before, I never knew how beautiful and facinating language in general could be. More specifically, maybe German doesn't sound melodic and romantic like French or Spanish, but it's meaning is logical and transparent. I find such qualities quite stunning.