More like sleep will never defeat me and vacations will never lead me astray… Haha.
I started level 2 April 21st, 2017. I just started 60 today April 15th, 2018 (Japan Time)!
I did the “fast track” though it wasn’t a perfect I’d say it was pretty fast.
It was hard but it was also really motivating and rewarding.
I did reviews in the middle of the night, on vacations, during intermissions of performances, even ran up a mountain I was in the middle of hiking because the only signal I could get was at the very top and I had to review Kanji… anywhere anytime you name it, I did it.
I’m very happy with WaniKani experience. Before doing WK I had seriously been neglecting my Japanese studies. Then I started to do WK and seriously neglected my grammar studies…
But even just learning Kanji really improved my understanding of Japanese. It was so much easier to understand and remember the pronunciation of new vocabulary. when I broke it down in the Kanji parts. Daily living in Japan improved so much when I could finally understand menus and signs all around me. (Reading difficult kanji is also a great party trick to impress Japanese coworkers.)
Hell I could even brute force my way into understanding Japanese sentences if I know enough words and understood the context.
Of course WaniKani isn’t perfect, but it was perfect for me. And honestly it’s taken me this long to really figure that out. Not even with studying, but excercise, or anything else that’s hard. The best program or plan of action isn’t necessarily the most efficient one, or the most reknown, or what-have-you. The best program is the one that makes you stick with it.