I just want to say, I really love this language. I devote as much time outside of my 60 work week as I can to learning new words and Kanji, albeit forgetting half of them and coming back to learn them again, but I eventually get it down, and it feels amazing to hear or see something in Nihongo on tv and immediatly understand it without even giving a thought, as if the language were my own! :) ! It's been about two years since I started, and I haven't lost interest in this at all. The more I learn, the more I want to learn. It's like a good book you keep coming back to no matter how hard life tries to pull your attention away!
Anyways, I've started to make ground in understanding the Kanji, but I wonder if it will ever be them same as the Kana. I can read Kana just as easily as English. It feels perfectly natural. I frequently write in Kana whenever I have to take notes while at work(get some weird looks when I do that). I try to incorperate Kanji into just general writing, but I find it much more difficult even with the Kanji I am very familiar with. There are so many readings, it forces me to stop and contextualize, and with the detail and stroke order involved it can sometimes take more time to write the Kanji than to complete the entire sentence in all Kana. Is this something that goes away with time and practice? When you read a wall of Kanji, is it familiar, as easy as if it were in Kana? With enough time and study, will I be able to ready Kanji that way?