Hi, ladies. Sorry I've been MIA for so long. Lots of life changes. The biggest one is that I tested for first degree in mid-February. My Tea Ceremony is April 5th. I think I will be excited to get my new belt. I've been sort of numb since testing. It was physically brutal. My dad came to watch and after an hour and a half he couldn't take it anymore so he left.
After about the 3 1/2 hour mark I got hit with some awful cramps in my feet and legs. I was in absolute agony by hour 5 but finished the test. I think I broke or fractured the middle knuckle on my right hand with all the board breaks we had to do. My hands were swollen to the size of Wreck-It Ralph's. To this day I cannot do knuckle push ups and any time I bump that finger on something it sends me through the roof.
I've become a part-time assistant at the do jang and am taking more and more responsibilities from the instructors whom I assist. I like it a lot. The squirrely kids still test my patience, but most of the time they settle down by the time they hit mid-belt status and by then I'm in love with them. Anybody else experience this?
Today was our first tournament of the year. I opted not to compete so that I could gain more experience at judging and running a ring on my own. It was a very long day and I was not able to see my own kids perform, but that's the trade-off sometimes.
Off to laze about for a bit before dinner.
Change is hard. Be persistent.
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