I've finished the Minor Arcana of Wands, and moved on to the same of Cups. I must admit I'm enjoying Cups even more than I did Wands. I've always been better at emotions than business, lol!
I also discovered, on the Ten of Wands, that I'm starting to SEE more, and adding my own interpretations to the ones in the book. That's definitely helping me gain confidence, even before I start reading.
It's very gratifying to see noticeable progress right before my eyes, and the journaling definitely helps me see it. Much as I love journals and journaling, I find it hard to believe that in all my attempts to learn the tarot, I've never kept a journal, even though everything I've ever read says you should.
I definitely will from now forward!