I want to talk to you about that some, if that's cool.
See, when I started this blog, I was absolutely smitten with everything about Japanese. Every day, I was discovering charming little quirks that only endeared me more, and I wanted to tell EVERYONE about it. I wanted to SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS, like
"OMG you guys, Japanese did the CUTEST thing the other day, you'll never believe it."
I was, for the most part, just happy being with Japanese.
Yeah, we had our squabbles. Some literally brought me to tears. But that's inevitable when you embark on a new life together. There are gonna be some bumps in the road. If you're stubborn and overly proud like me, sometimes you'll just straight up crash into a wall.
But I was in love, and I did everything I possibly could to make it work.
I'm here to tell you that the honeymoon is officially over.
Oh, I'm still happy. I still "love" Japanese and all, but it's a different kind of thing.
We've gotten used to each other. We've had years together, and those years have taken away some of our luster. Some of our passion.
I'm no longer at the point where I'm thrilled every time I discover some new little feature or detail. Japanese's dimples are starting to look like pockmarks.
No, it's more like I'm at the point where time has helped me learn the right approach to get Japanese to do what I want it to... sometimes.
I wouldn't say we're in a rut, but I've definitely got my share of pet peeves.
Like, even though I'm still fucking mystified when Japanese just suddenly turns on me, for seemingly no reason at all, somehow, it knows how to push all of my buttons, at all the wrong times.
And if I can confess something here, it's seriously starting to aggravate me that no matter how much time I spend on foreplay, I always seem to get shut down when I suggest that we try going for 1級。
The point I'm trying to make here is twofold:
One: learning Japanese is like having sex with the same person for a long time.
Two: I clearly don't know when to end poorly-constructed metaphors.
Oh, and I'm bringing the blog back.
So, I guess, threefold.
To be continued tomorrow....