Yesterday, despite being sure I was going to fail because I didn't know the grammar and all the listening practice tests were too hard. I took the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).
Despite the assurance of failing before hand, I understood most of it! I may or may not have passed, but even that I wasn't expecting. This level of Japanese, that would have been gibberish to me at this time last year, I listened to, read and understood!
And now I hope to get a certificate looking something like this: (These are NOT my results, but an image found online)