The more I really pervade the depths of a language the more it really sinks in that..every language is a lifelong pursuit and one is never, ever 'finished' no matter what.
There was a point when I wanted to learn about 10 different ones, now that I'm in Taiwan and really trying to attain proficiency (at least somewhat!) in Mandarin...I realize that I'd rather just spend the remainder of my days refining and really working on this language alone! There's just SO much to it all...All other previous 'goals' I'd had with other languages are now so far and distant...I realized today that I don't even MIND if my skills in other languages previously studied sort of dwindle...because I love THIS one so much and want so much to feel I'm adequately able to converse and communicate in this one. Does that makes sense?
Well, I'll admit that I can't let go of my two other aspirations for Japanese and Portuguese, because they are just so beautiful. I guess that's personal opinion or what have you, BUT 3 language goals feels a lot less daunting and mentally less overwhelming than 10!
I'd love to get different thoughts and perspectives on this!