Hi, I’m Joe, creator of Japanese Like a Breeze (jlab). I started to learn Japanese for fun in my free time in 2015 and probably am on the same level as you: Still struggling, but having lots of fun! I love to study with movies and other Japanese media and made it my mission to make this way of studying as easy as possible. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!
My studying habits may seem weird: I decided to shift learning kanji towards the end of my journey. Instead I focus on acquiring new words & sentences from movies by listening comprehension with the help of the tools I’m developing. I’m not in a hurry to become fluent and study only about 15-20 minutes a day on average.