Hey, It's 2014!
Thanks for the New Year's card. You know, I think I enjoy reading your message about your English learning every New Year's Day.
Now, I know how you feel. It's quite natural for you to feel uneasy about your progress. And, Kumiko-san, my advice is simple: Just take it easy! That's all. Got it?
Hahaha. Using English is not your profession, right? Then, you should just relax and try to enjoy learning it. Learning English could be a blissful hobby. It could be your lifelong hobby. Wow, doesn't it sound great? I envy you.
When you don't know what to do, just read, read, and read! I think reading is the most useful and important skill. There are enormous amount of good reading materials on the Web.
Kumiko-san, you are one of the best English learners that I've ever seen. Yes, in a lot of ways. So, I hope you will keep studying. And I'm always here to answer your questions, and, possibly more importantly, listen to your whining.
P.S. Thanks also for giving me a chance to update this blog. ;)