I wanted to go to Japan, but today I assumed a great commitment. This commitment will keep me where I am for at least 3 more years.
Reaching fluency was an urgent matter, but now that things are different I'm here to announce the second phase of my Japanese learning.
I decided to stop worrying about how many hours, how many words, how much time, what dictionaries to use, what kind of input is best, how much I got better with how much time.
I'm glad with the Japanese I got until now. I discovered I can read manga and 小説 just for fun. And I'll keep doing that. For fun, not for learning purposes.
I'm confident that just by doing that, in a few years (not 18 months anymore, but just in time for my real goals), I'll be fluent.