I am afraid im just using this as a forum as I have no other outlet for my frustration, so please dont feel the need to comment, chide or sympathise. I am hoping posting will make me feel better.
I have just lost a 200plus streak because i did my lesson between 11 and midnight. I dont know why my day ends at 11. Usually I buy a streak freeze as I am aware of this issue, but 2 days earlier I was caught out by the same timing issue and I was using the app which does not offer the streak freeze in the store.
So I feel as if I have been severely punished for missing a lesson and it was not even my fault. I actually did it.
Learning needs encouragement not punishment and I feel that the loss of my 7 month record of diligence is so harsh I almost dont want to carry on. I certainly have lost the incentive to practice every day, nothing else to lose :(
Whinge over. I appreciate this great free resource and have really enjoyed the lessons. I just need to leave this bit of feed back. Thanks for allowing me this.
Their losing count does not invalidate your hard work. I know that even with a freeze, I will eventually blow my steak. At some point, I won't care, because my Spanish will be fluent. The streak is a good motivator to get into a good habit that will lead to a fantastic new dimension to your life. Once you have that habit, the numbers don't really matter.
Its no big deal. My suggestion is this. Dry your eyes and get on with it. lol You either want to learn a language or you don't. Hope this helps cheers