Wow, I haven’t posted in a while.
This post is about schedule management. I’ve had many personal projects I’ve wanted to do. The latest is my private Japanese lessons, which, in my opinion are going VERY well. (My students may or may not agree, hehe.)
I’m learning a lot and it’s very interesting to see the various strengths and weakness people have. The most enlightening part is how everybody can quickly pick up and learn Japanese, even the parts that are supposed to be “hard”.
Personally, I’ve totally debunked the “Japanese is hard” myth not only for myself but for everybody I’ve had a chance to tutor so far.
Anyway, one of the original hopes of teaching lessons was to get some inspiration and additional material for my textbook project. This really didn’t pan out as I had hoped. This is a mistake I and I’m sure many of you make; that is to magically hope that you can do more in the same amount of time.
So let’s do some simple math, shall we?
Hours in a Week: 168
Day Job with commute: 50
Preparing Food+Eating: ~12
Spending time with Family (Wife+dog): ~30
Japanese Lessons: ~4
Total time left: 4 hours.
If you add in new things that I’ve started such as yard work, my pool of free time rapidly dries up. It’s no wonder I don’t have time to work on other projects such as updating this blog or learning Mandarin. Compare this to list of responsibilities when I originally wrote the Grammar Guide.
Classes + Homework (except for Spring/Winter/Summer breaks) + Eating.
The rest of the week was just drinking and goofing off.
Based on current trends, once I have kids, you can expect to never hear from me again.
Update: Wow, I suck at math.