So this has potentially been asked a million times before but what inspired you to start using wanikani/start learning kanji?
Personally, I just got back from 2 weeks in Japan and I’ve been trying to learn Japanese for a year or so on and off. I’ve been to Japan before, last time I knew only hiragana, this time was armed with katakana as well (and some more vocab). The katakana was a huge help, but without kanji I was still so illiterate. Google image translate may work on small text, but you hit a street sign up in the forest in Fukushima, it won’t help you. You see a sign with a bear on it, and large kanji splashed over it while your walking along said Forest road… you stay alert but can only assume there could be bears about… you hear a roar in the distance… You wish you could read that kanji. You make it back to your ryokan safely, go to the onsen for the first time and wonder which way to go… Plus people are so helpful in Japan, I feel like I want to be able to converse better next time I go so I have 2 years to get good. I did my first 30 radicals last night and then saw the photo post with the onsen photo “which way do you go?” I knew it!! I could read woman already… celebrate the little achievements right!