Saturday I tested for my first stripe on my 2nd degree belt. Just a progress check for my journey to 3rd degree. Funny thing is, I wasn't nervous, or frantic, and I didn't feel like hurling. I have no idea why. I was concerned about my knee and whether or not it would really hurt during the test, but the weather changed (again) and the knee felt good, (until the very end). But I wasn't nervous. I was nervous about the tests for 2nd degree, but not yesterday. I knew everything I needed to know, I was confident I knew everything I needed to know, and I felt good.
I guess I am finally beginning to feel really comfortable with being a black belt. It's only been two years. lol.