Test begins tonight! I'll be heading over to the dojo this evening to get somewhat settled and see what's in store for us through tomorrow afternoon. Then we'll regroup again Friday evening.
All through training, and especially since my injury, I have been trying to do my utmost to focus on a couple of things. First, to actually enjoy the experience of this test. That might seem counter-intuitive, seeing that I'm about to put myself through days of physically and mentally exhausting work, but I'm going to try. I was so filled with anxiety about my first test, that I honestly don't even remember parts of it. People tell me things that happened, and I'm like, "What? I said that? I did that?" That's crazy.
Second, to be that voice in my teammates' ear when they need it. I had that last year from Ms. Delila, Mr. Keith, and CJ. They had all been there before and they helped me feel like I wasn't actually going to die. So, if I can offer some of that same support to Julian, or Anthony, or Tapia, or even one of the juniors on Friday, I'm going to make sure that I do. It's still hard to believe that Juan, Jose, Lola, and Jade are all going to be out there. This group is something special, indeed.
Here we go! Send us energy, and we'll see you on the other side.