My two years of Duolingo
About two years ago I returned from my visit to Estonia and Finland and having picked up a few words, I felt like learning more. I remembered someone suggesting a good language learning site and decided to try it. That site was Duolingo.
To my disappointment, there was no Finnish available (or Estonian, for that matter). But since I was already here, I thought I would at least try it out and refresh my German.
I found the discussions full of enthusiastic people who helped me find resources and shared other valuable information as well as encouragement. I started learning Finnish where I could but still returned here for a daily German lesson. I also helped a bit with the English course for Czech speakers, to give back some of the support I had received from other users.
Now, two years and two German tree updates later I still haven't reached my golden owl, but it's getting close. After that, I don't know. I'm not the kind of person who wants to taste all the languages. But Duolingo keeps coming up with various stuff, maybe they will add something that would keep my interest for a little longer.
I'm glad you're taking your time. Finishing a tree, and learning what is on it are not always the same thing. Glad you stuck around to check out another language while waiting. Same here. I arrived in 2013 hoping for Japanese and, well, I'm still here. So, here's to Finish and Estonian. I hope they arrive too! ^_^