Duolingo log: week 2

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Oh dear, things slid somewhat this week. Already. I really don’t know how it happened but I had good intentions all this week and couldn’t quite open the app. It’s been five days…
Fear of failure? Low motivation? An excuse based on my microphone not working?
All and none of the above. Last week I was aceing every exercise but then on Thursday I started to make mistakes. I was crushed, I became nervous and my straw like ego could not cope with the rejection. It led to me procrastinating in opening the app at all and my motivation nose dived. I started to make mental excuses that I needed to get the microphone fixed on my phone before I came across any exercises that would need the facility.
Anyway. This evening I bit the horse / got back on the bullet and did an hour of studying. I went from 1% to 2% fluent in one night. I made mistakes but made damn sure I learnt from them. My confidence is up and I’m having fun. I didn’t need to use the microphone on my phone once…