I’ve decided to undertake an experiment over the next year. Sort-of a ‘New Year’s Resolution’, starting a bit early. I’m going to try doing something — no matter how small — “auf Deutsch” (in German) each day, and document it here: http://taeglichepraxis.wordpress.com/
I started learning German around 2003, then worked in Germany between July 2006 and March 2007. I would say that I reached an ‘intermediate’ level of fluency at that point. Since then, without using it every day, my German has gotten progressively worse.
I decided then to do something more concrete than just “improve my German”. One of the purposes in writing it down will be to see just how much changes in a year, with minimal but consistent effort.