@Andrés Привіт мій друг!
I feel the same way about French. I learned it in school, but it was mandatory so I resented having to learn something I really didn't want to. As soon as I could drop it like a hot potato after Grade 10, I did. But looking back, that's five, solid years of French that I took, learning it whether I cared about it or not.
Thirty years later, I wish I could have just progressed a few more years. Perhaps it would have made a big difference with some sort of breakthrough in the learning process. The kids in elementary school and junior high were just in classrooms, but in senior highschool, students were taking trips to Quebec to immerse themselves in a French-speaking society. That might have just been the tipping point from feeling like a kid learning because she had to -- to actually advancing in to something more mature: using a language in a practical setting.
In Canada, French is around us whether we want to see and hear it or not. It would be great just to pick it up again since the foundation was already built, and it would just be a matter of remembering what I had been taught. But the highschool girl in me -- who was resentful for having to learn something she didn't want to -- prevents me from actually <em>wanting </em>to learn it.