You can read my "story" in this thread: Why I'm learning Welsh. You might find the thread interesting reading - we all have very different and interesting reasons for learning! I started with the older Courses in May 2015, and am currently 6 lessons away from finishing Course 3. I thought I'd be done by now, but life keeps getting busy. I am determined to finish Course 3 by the end of April, hopefully much sooner! I plan to do the newer Levels next.
I practice using Skype - although I've been horrible about that lately, and really need to do more. I'm a bit shy about talking to people I don't know. You are really lucky to have that neighbor! I am able to watch some of the programs on S4C using their International website - it's not everything, not by a long shot, but it's a reasonable selection, and there are subtitles (English for almost everything, and also Welsh for some). I also listen to Radio Cymru via the web - sometimes live, but with the time difference, I've found the shows which are available as podcasts really useful. I like Beti a'i Phobol, I think I listen to that one most. I started reading part of the way into Course 2. I enjoy Lingo Newydd, an excellent magazine for learners, and I have read a few books for learners - e-ffrindiau by Lois Arnold, , Cant y Cant, a collection of short essays on various topics, and am now reading Ffenestri, a collection of short stories by Lois Arnold. I have the Blodwen Jones series, those will be next, but I'm trying to prioritize my time by doing more lessons than reading! I also have Gareth King's Colloquial Welsh grammar book, and I dip into that from time to time to clarify things for myself. And of course, there's this forum
Yup, it never gets old!