Friday, May 16, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things- May 16

Happy Friday, everyone!  This Celebration is special since we not only have our founding host Viklit to thank for the creation of this wonderful hop, but now have four new co-hosts!  I couldn't be more excited to welcome Diana Wilder, L.G. Keltner, Cyborg Mom and CaffeMaggieato to their first Friday celebration as co-hosts: Welcome aboard, guys!  Thanks for expanding this hop!  Make sure you stop by to say hi to all these lovely ladies.

Can you believe it's the middle of May already?!?  Where does the time go?  For some of us this means that the spring cleaning project we've been putting off is running out of time, for others it means we're gearing up for summer and having the kids invade otherwise quiet time when school ends, and for me it means that I have all of 5 weeks until my black belt test.  5 weeks!!  A.K.A. only 35 days! Ahhhhhh!!!

Thanks to a good practice yesterday with one of the Masters who is kind enough to train with me I'm feeling pretty good about forms (katas).  They've always been my strong suit in general and getting solidly good feedback from him was very reassuring.  One-steps, knife defense and self defense aren't worrying me too much- I think some more practice will give me all the confidence I need with those.  But the breaks- Oy.  I think I've finally figured out which three I'm going to do but now I have all of five weeks (and only five classes in which I'll have the opportunity to practice) to actually successfully get each one done on live boards.  Again, AHHHHH!

I'm trying my damnedest to keep the fear/excitement teeter-totter weighed on the excitement side, but every now and again I get those moments of panic.  So I'm celebrating all the work I've done, continue to do, the support of my friends, the guidance of my instructors and the constant stream of "You'll be great!" I'm getting at home whenever I panic in front of my boyfriend.  I am grateful for all of these wonderful people and grateful to myself for putting in the work (5 days a week at the gym=work!) I've put in.

Wish me luck on my continuing training as the countdown to 3rd Dan continues!

And now, as always, time to hop!



  1. I wish you the very best of luck with your training. Thanks to all the new co-hosts for the hop.

    Happy weekend :)

  2. Thanks for the shout out in your post and for the warm welcome! I'm really excited about co-hosting this's my favorite one :)
    Good luck on your black belt test coming up! And have a great weekend!

  3. Practise makes perfect! You'll get there :)

  4. Best of luck with your training!

    You know, I've never participated in this blog hop but it sounds like a great hop that'll help me be more positive. I'm going to try to participate soon. :)

  5. Wishing you luck on your black belt test! I think fear (healthy fear) adds spice to accomplishment. I am looking forward to celebrating a good result! (And it's good to be here)
    Diana at About Myself By Myself

  6. I hope the practices continue to go well! I'm cheering you on! ^_^

  7. Go Bev go!
    Hard work + perseverance = SUCCESS!


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