Heya! So erm, let's see... I got into learning Dutch a few years ago because my fiance is from the Netherlands. Before even seeing him (we met online) I sort of had this dream to be able to talk to him and his family in his own language so he didn't have to talk in English all the time. For a long time now, I've been building up my knowledge of words, but I have a couple problems, my biggest being creating my own sentences because I've not focused on learning grammar that much. I visited the Netherlands in March/April this year, but I was too embarrassed to try and speak Dutch because I was scared to say something wrong and look like an idiot, so I had to opt for English which made me feel even worse.
I receive daily email on Dutch sentences and words, and by watching TV West online I found a neat online flashcard/quiz thing which I use that's helping me a little more with grammar. I like Dutch, it's a cute language and the Netherlands although very different from my small town in the US was very nice and charming. Hoping to learn more!