After another four intense months of steady training 2 – 3 times a week I have made it up to the next rung of the ladder to the coveted Purple Belt. Coveted to me, at least. At my school this is the second most meaningful graduation, following the one to Black Belt, of course. The reason for this is because moving from Orange to Purple also means moving from Basic to Advanced class. This is Big Deal.
As usual it’s been a rough period with lots of bruises, sprains, and leaning lots of nice new moves but as always the ceremony of being granted the belt reminds me how it feels to accomplish something really difficult.
As was my plan since getting my Orange Belt, I enjoyed the view from the top of the mountain. Now I’m back at the bottom of the ladder all over again, continuing upwards one belt at a time.