Well, I did it. I have now written 2042 kanji once and learned an English definition-keyword for all of them.
Of course, I was using an old version of Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji vol. 1 to do this. About halfway in I realised there are actually about 2200 in the book now. Never mind.
Also I haven’t yet finished SRSing them. There are about 400 I haven’t properly learnt yet. There are probably another 500 that I once knew but have forgotten.
Again, never mind. I’m going to just enjoy this moment for a little bit. *enjoying*
It’s kind of weird – I have trouble believing that this is a big accomplishment, mostly because of the reasons listed above. But if I actually tell someone what I’ve done (written 2042 kanji) and how long it took me to do it (nearly 4 months of continuous effort), they’re impressed. A friend of mine is currently learning Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish, and a bit of Italian, and trying to keep up her French. And she’s impressed (she’s turned off by non-Roman alphabets).
Now it’s time to put them into sentences. Another 山 to climb. I’d better get started.