I seem to be addicted to studying Chinese. It feels very strange to me to here the constant uphill battle people have with it. Do I stand alone in my mass craving for new characters, vocabulary, etc.?
The reason I ask is because I’m trying estimate when it will wear off (does it ever). I started doing serious self study in January and have been in a non-stop mode of study ever since then. I thought signing up for a class would ease the hunger pains, but it has instead made them stronger.
I love studying, but I also look forward to the day when I will do other things in my free time (it’s really almost all I do, besides post here).
Maybe it’s a form of culture shock or something. So, has anyone else had (or is having) a similar experience?