I set myself the January challenge of getting a thirty day Duolingo streak, concentrating on their French language course that I’ve been dipping in and out of for as long as I can remember. I ALMOST made it. If I’m being honest with myself, for the first thirty day challenge of the year, and as a means to getting back in the habit of checking into Duolingo every day, I’m happy with the result of a 29 day streak.
But as a completionist, this is really quite annoying.
It’s for a good reason, though, the one day that I missed happened to be the first day I went back to the theatre for a couple of years since our collective lockdown nightmare began, but still. It takes five minutes to do a Duolingo lesson, why did I miss that one day? Argh!
Thankfully there’s a whole streak freeze mechanism within Duolingo that means the harder you work when you’re on it, the more opportunity you have for being forgiven for the odd day off. And that seems like a completely fair way of going about things… I don’t think my next thirty day challenge will be that forgiving.