English is my mother tongue and I love it. Love the grammar but hated the literature in school. Never took to poetry or Shakespeare...
All Irish people are obliged to learn Irish in school from 4 years old until you leave at 17/18. Because they are forced to learn it, most hate it and don't make an effort. I took to it, learnt it, loved it but never speak it. The nearest I get to using it is watching the Irish language TV station when at home and even then, because of the different dialects, I have problems understanding all the accents.
Always had a thing for French. Took it in school but it was all rather basic so I moved to France, where I lived and worked for nine years. A beautiful language! Still use it every day because of work and if I read a book by a French author, I will always read the French version because otherwise it loses a certain "Je ne sais quoi"!
Other than that, I get by in Spanish. I can read it, conjugate it but my vocabulary lets me down when I try to speak!
There's my life in a nutshell!