Life of a Language student

‘I’m learning a new language’ feels good to say right. When you tell other people that you are learning a language and they go ‘Awe that is awesome! But isn’t it difficult’ and then you reply ‘Nahh, it’s so easy and interesting (yes, I’m a born genius ())’. But who are you kidding, learning a new language is hell of a difficult job to do!!

When I started learning Japanese it was very fun, easy but as I progressed further it started becoming tough; tough, yes BUT interesting. You have no idea how good it feels to be able to watch anime without subtitles. Okay, okay sometimes I do need subtitles because I am still learning but you have to agree starting to understand a different language other than your own does feel like a great accomplishment, doesn’t it.

Now as to why I started to learn Japanese, because I AM IN LOVE WITH JAPAN, always have been ever since I was 10. I was always fascinated by it. I wanted to learn more about the country and still learning. I was a student of economics, yes I studied economics first, graduated and then currently doing my second graduation in Japanese. All of the people around me asked me ‘what the hell are you doing?’ ‘Shouldn’t you be doing your post-graduation?’ ‘Why are you wasting your time?’ and I had only one answer ‘BECAUSE I WANT TO¯\_()_/¯’.

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But the truth is I realized it a little late what I actually wanted to do. I took economics because it was a very trending course and everyone around me was doing it (luckily, got the percentage for it) but after 3 years of studying I realized this wasn’t what I should be doing because I was not able to see myself anywhere. The initial idea was to learn Japanese as something extra outside of my normal academic life but it turned out to be something that I should have been doing all along. So I did. After graduating I told my parents I want to do another graduation and they happily agreed. Then for the first time in my life I had the answer to the question-‘Where do you see yourself in the next 5-10 years’. The picture has finally become clear to me. So do what you want to do, then only you will be able to look in the future and see yourself standing where you actually want to be. No regrets.

Sayounara.