I was thinking about that as I drove myself up yet another flight of stairs, one riser at a time.
The decision has been made. Laura and I are testing for black belt in fall. Kim and Carol will test for brown-black along with us.
Something shifted in me a few weeks back at the last black belt test. For the first time, the idea of sparring the black belts didn’t frighten me. Since then, I fought as a black belt in a tournament.
I’m looking forward to the test. Even more I’m looking forward to the test being over! It’s the last test I’ll have to take.
Although for years I resisted the very idea, this now is the place I need to be. There’s still a lot of work to be done between now and then, especially physical conditioning.
It’s more the will than the body. But the body sure helps a lot.