Now that I am pretty good at reading hiragana I need to do some practice with writing it. It is pretty easy to see it and recall the sound, but to really know the system (and thus make it really useful to me) I need to know how to write it. Once I can write it all I will need is my dictionary and I will be able to better communicate. Because my pronunciation is often difficult for others to understand but if I write that should be all cleared up!
Once I feel I really have hiragana down in the next few days and am decent at writing it I will start my next major task, learning katakana. This will be really helpful and a major breakthrough for me. I eagerly await the day when I can say “I am also perfect at this flash card!"