Aprox 6 months of active spinning, started with 10 to 30 minutes a few times a week and now its 1-2 hrs everyday minus a occasional recovery day if I’m really tired or injured.
Purchased several new chucks that I prefer to use most the time but also made around 30 pairs of chucks to learn about and experiment with different weights and balances
Recorded almost all of my practice for reviewing progress. Made a outdoor and a indoor spot to train, the indoor now has padded tile flooring, extra lighting and a camera plugged into a tv to serve as a training mirror. I make a point to get out and spin at parks/large open areas where I am not limited by a ceiling or confined perimeter several times a month (and wish I had more time to get out like that but with 2 jobs its almost impossible).
Got wireless headphones that stay secured in place even with lots of moving and jumping so I can spin to music anytime without bothering others.
Not sure how to speak about skill level progression and worry about sounding too cocky or like I think I know it all etc… but saying I can use double chucks decently now and learned lots of new tricks seems fair. Most importantly I gained the ability to progress the way I really wanted which is to incorporate a bit of dance style footwork with the flowtricks and Martial arts techniques, it often looks funny still but at least I have my arms and legs moving rhythmically without too many issues now which gives me lots of hope for future ability.
I will try some new things for 2019 as far as interacting with this site and social groups. I want to post more things and be more active. My reason for wanting to do so is that I practice/train by myself ALL the time and its NOT because I want to its just because my friends aren’t into it so It helps me out to participate and even just a few words of encouragement from one or two people goes a long way for me.