I promised my father-in-law that I would learn Thai; and that next time I visit I would speak Thai with him. That was April 2011. It is now February 2012 and I have made little progress. I'm not finding it difficult, just lacking the motivation to actually put in the time to learn.
I realise time is ticking by and that we intent to return to Thailand next year. I feel I must make a concerted effort to get past the beginner stage. I am tackling again the Thai alphabet. I hope this time to complete the course and move on to the reading, writing and active listening. I only need a couple of hours a week to get to where I want to be next year. So there is no excuse for not doing the exercises.