Since I was a child, I wanted to learn Japanese.
I started, then I was 13 years old, by my selfe, learned Hiragana and Katakana every day, but without a teacher or someone who could explain grammar it was much too hard for me, so I gave up.
Bit by bit I leaned some Japanese, but about 1 year and a half ago I started again by my selfe. I found Busuu and went to the Japanese library in my town (and lent some childrenbooks, startef reading Hiragana again...) also went to huge German librabies and lent a lot of Japanese-Learning-Books. Since then I tried to practise every day.