I took Japanese in college back in… 1991 or so. I’ve been an (mostly) off and on studier ever since then. I’m nearly 50, and I probably only know about 300 kanji, and a vocabulary of maybe a few hundred words.
Finally, though, now that our son is an adult and out of the house, my wife and I are planning to travel to Japan next year (for my 50th birthday). This has created an impetus to begin studying again, with some vigor!
And so I find myself here. Today is my first day, and I found myself nodding at all of the radicals, and maybe I’ll stick with things this time and make more progress! I shall do my best!