Well said to both of you.
For me? I don’t have kids, relationships, etc. To be honest, my only excuse for going “slow” is that I want to not feel like I am rushing. I am on day 42 or something of level 2. That’s… bad. I believe I did too much in one go near the beginning and that’s why I just sort of stopped doing stuff.
I have been consistently doing my Japanese studies for the past few days now that I have gotten into a new routine. I have reimersed myself in Japanese stuff, too. Like watching videos of places in Japan, listening to Japanese songs (favourite is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlffXlFKqo8 right now).
Ah. Learning Japanese is a lot like riding a roller coaster, to be honest. Fun, though! Good luck to everyone else who has had a rough start. As long as you don’t give up on your dream of learning the language, you’re bound to come back one day and get a good routine going. =D