I started using WaniKani on the 4th of this month. I’ve leveled to 4 in 18 days. It took me nearly half of that time to get from level 3 to level 4.
Up until now, I’ve known most all of the kanji meanings at least, and a lot of the readings. I’ve known probably half or more of the vocabulary. I get the feeling progress from here on out will slow down considerably, and as long as I’m learning that’s fine.
I have 73 lessons waiting for me. I get a strong feeling that the long stretches of time between learning or reviewing is coming to a close.
I started using a few scripts and then realized with the community’s help that the way I was using them would have ruined the SRS system, so I’ve turned all that might hurt my learning off. I will let the software guide me as it is intended.
There are too many words for girl and woman in Japanese so far with pronunciations that are frustratingly similar, but distinct. I’m guessing this will be a theme throughout the rest of my learning career.
Finally, I’ve set a goal of attaining at least level 15 by my 50th birthday near the end of February. I think that’s attainable.