I just sent out an update the other day, talking about how encouraged I was with language learning — and then the past two days have been the complete opposite. I feel tired. I feel behind. I feel like I can’t remember anything and that learning Japanese is like entering Mordor, climbing mountains and scaling rocky walls, meeting enemies, all the while wishing I was somewhere else. I am so glad that I don’t feel this way every day, that there are times of reprieve and encouragement. Today, though, I feel as if there is this heavy burden and I’m too tired to lift it anymore — there are a million tasks to be done, but I lack the will for them. Hoping the next “jump” comes quickly..