The urgency is because I started Italian on January 1 with the goal to complete it in 6 months -- so that I can then. start Portuguese on July 1 and complete it by the end of the year. My pace for Italian was fine for the first 3 months, but in April and May it slowed down a bit. That's why I'm pulling a few marathon days to catch up and get it done by June 30. It's kind of crazy but I think I can do it.