Time for a change.
After dedicating 10 months to learning Swedish I have decided to move on and focus my attention on a new skill, jazz piano.
Although I didn't reach the level of fluency in another language I am able to converse at a basic level. I've learned a lot about the process of learning a new language and I will take that with me when I break down the skill of learning an instrument.
Grade 3 in 3 Months.
I always remind myself of what Robert Greene said,
"Give yourself arbitrary deadlines to meet certain standards, constantly push yourself past perceived limits."
With that being said, I too want to set far-fetched goals and push myself past my limits. In three months I managed to learn enough Swedish to surprise my girlfriend, this time, I want to attain a grade 3 level in jazz piano.
Can it be done? Who knows. I guess we'll find out.
What will happen to my Swedish?
I really enjoyed learning a new language and it's something that I'll still be using whilst conversing with my girlfriend. Although I won't be studying the language as intensely as before, I'm sure the skill will not go to waste. Even though I didn't reach my goals I learned a lot along the way. Below are a few links that highlight my Swedish learning journey.