This may be the MOST important advice you will get when learning to kiteboard: If you want to master the basics and get past the beginner stage then you need to commit 100% to these early days and go #kiting anytime the conditions are right. Practice really is the only way forward – going once a month is not enough.
If you can make learning to kite your top priority for 3 months, blowing off other plans if kiting looks good, then you will maximize your time on the water and be riding upwind before you know it.
At that point, you can choose your sessions more strategically. The advantage at this point is that you are now able to kite in lighter and stronger winds, giving you more options to plan your next goal.
In the end, everything will depend on the rider level you want to be.