After many years, I finally finished the Bardic Grade! I've just enrolled in the Ovate grade online and am glad I'm going through all of the right channels this time!
I'm subscribed, will receive the package once per month and I actually feel ready to move onwards and upwards. Now is the time and this is the place. (And it won't take 15 years.)
I think my biggest roadblock was that I started out on the wrong foot. I went through turbulent times, the change in courses, the person with the gwersi leaving, and just didn't start off like many do.
This time, I feel like I'm starting on the correct foot and I can't wait for that first package to arrive!!