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[日本語勉強] 2: There is no Try.

Do or do not. there is no try – Yoda

Sad to say that this little green Jedi Master was right. In terms of things that you want to achieve, you can’t go dilly-dallying and wait for some magic to come over you to make it happen. A lot — no — if you want something to happen in your life, you have to decide if you are going to do it or not. You can’t just try — because in trying, you give yourself excuses when you can’t do it.

It’s too hard. I tried but I really can’t do it.

I have no time, at least I tried.

I used to do that and I am guilty of that. That is why I am just working on getting things done right now. I have procrastinated long enough and found that really frustrating when I should have done these things that I am doing right now a long time ago. There is a lot of wasted time and opportunities, but  at least I got around to doing it (another excuse)

I am finally getting things done. I am studying Japanese and really taking it by the horns instead of just wishing I could read the characters. Right now, I am proud to say that I can read tweets and some blog entries easily. I can even guess the way words are read with the kanjis, I even watch my favorite dramas raw now — but I am not there yet. In fact it will take sometime until I can say that I am fully fluent in the language. But, at least I am getting the confidence — even just a little bit.

It’s not easy. I get headaches from studying. My hand aches from writing kanji over and over. I feel like it’s an impossible task yet, I persevere because it is my dream to be fluent in Japanese. And no magic will make me instantly learn the language — so here I am climbing my own kanji mountain,  battling face to face with grammar and the getting tripped on by particles.

I know I am in here for the long haul. It won’t be easy and I know I will definitely want to give up sometime in the future, but I will persevere. I know that with faith, hard work and a lot of practice, I can do this. 

I have to believe I can. I have to make myself believe that it is possible. 

Because, I believe that the magic happens when you make it happen — when you yourself make the impossible possible.




A 30 something fangirl, writer, artist and dreamer, a princess by day and ninja by night who believes in magic, true love and wants to change the world one brush stroke at a time. Marikit is a self-taught artist learning more about art and the world around her.

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