|I'm super happy! It's like regular happy,|
except I'm wearing a cape.
I also felt pretty special at the end of class when some of my bros who were sitting there waiting for the advanced class to start began cheering me on when I was going for a triangle on my grappling partner. I switched to an armbar and tapped him, which to the best of my recollection is only the second time I've submitted someone at LBJJ! The first one was a straight armbar from mount a couple of weeks ago.
My husband told me that I need to stop whining about the changes in detail on some of the techniques at LBJJ, because I'm not really having to learn anything "new", I'm simply "polishing" the things I already know, and just like in any other martial art, I will be doing that for the rest of my life. I think that's especially true in Jiu-Jitsu, because it's constantly evolving.
There will never come a point in time when I'm done learning, and I'm actually enjoying the process tremendously right now, so it really doesn't get any better than this! I have the lack of pressure of being a white belt again, but I've come a long way since the first time I wore one. I am truly loving every minute of my training, whether I sub anyone or, like most of the time, I get subbed myself. My drive to improve at Jiu-Jitsu will never die.
"I'm not man or machine, I'm just something in between." -Loverboy