I’m halfway through the 6 month course. At first, it was very easy to stay ahead of the assigments, but then a month and a half ago, I got a nasty cold and things slowed down considerably. Then after I recovered, my grandfather died. I considered pausing the course as I was finding it so hard to focus on things in general, but I found that this course was one of the few things that I could focus on. Not on everything I needed to do all the time, unfortunately, but doing the speaking exercises was one of the few things that kept me from completely crumbling at times. Most often than not I was doing the bare minimum, but it still helped.
The last couple of days, I’ve started feeling some forward moment coming back. I’ve done all the daily assigments and I started doing some of my visual vocab learning, which I haven’t done since last year. I have a notebook filled with lists of things and animals that I see in my environment and read and say them while looking at the item/animal. I learned a lot of vocabulary quickly that way the first months I was learning Welsh. I found myself smiling while I was practicing today. I’m so, so glad that I started learning this beautiful language. It’s helping me so much.