Shw mae, Cath?
Everything takes time, and beating yourself up the first time you jump out of a plane because your roll wasn;t perfect when you landed won’t help anyone! Relax - you shwmae’d on Twitter yesterday morning, and you’ve completed a lesson. You are one shwmae and one completed lesson up on where you were yesterday morning. Celebrate!
Interesting that you say challenge 3 was “not turned off in frustration”. It’s really easy to see the lessons as “something that has to be completed, completely, probably passing with merit”. It’s an attitude that is beaten into us in school. Teachers often say things like “aim for the stars, and at least you’ll hit the top of the trees”, but the system teaches us that hitting the top of the trees is an abject failure, and if we’d only done a bit more work / concentrated more / spent less time out on the mountain with the dog we could have eached the stars.
Doing SSiW lessons is different, really. Aim for the stars, and when you hit the trees, use your slight vantage point to find a better way (or the same way, from slightly higher) to reach the stars.
I’ll check two things:
One - you’ve started at challenge 1, and got to the end of that before moving on.
Two = you’re saying something in every pause. What you say doesn’t have to be right, and certainly doesn;t need to be perfect, but you are saying something.
If you tick both those boxes, then you’re doing what you need to. There’s no need to get frustrated - you’ll make lots of mistakes, and every mistake will help you speak better and better Welsh.
Now - go say “shw mae” to a couple of people. Go to some people in work and say “D**n I’ve forgotten to do my homework. Shwmae!”, Or mase some excuse about your dog’s birthday and go buy some cakes. Say “Shwmae” to everyone you see between work and the cake shop. Just do something, and you’ll be amazed at the effect it has!
Oh yes, and enjoy it. It’s the kind of “off the wall” activity that we aren’t normally allowed to do, but you’ve been told to do it in the interests of education!. You have permission. Go enjoy it!
PS - Was it you I spoke to yesterday on DailyWelshWords? I hope so, because you seemed to have the right attitude to the whole thing.