Tonight was the rank test for my green belt. I did a good job, though I still did not get called out as 'excellent'. I'm not sure how they decide who gets called out for that, because some of the people I saw who were really good did not get called out. Oh well, I really shouldn't worry about it. The promotion is the thing that counts. I thought I was going to have to do some sparring for the green belt but it might be the blue belt where I have to do that. Bottom line, I'm progressing well and learning a lot. And it's a great fitness activity!
I'm into lifting weights, running, and biking. In general, I'm a hit-and-run athlete. I've done hapkido, snorkling, deep sea fishing, karate, rockwall climbing, horseback riding, parasailing, hiking, etc. I will try anything active!
I'm also a migrant creative and have expressed myself through painting (done shows and sold stuff!), drawing, novel writing, poetry (published!), songwriting, playing piano, and guitar.
And, yes, I am a Zen Buddhist.