The journey to black belt is a rigorous but exciting path that'll change me for the better. I'm really excited about working with the other black belt candidates and helping each other reach our goals. The team this year is full of energy and we've been slowly working together and connecting more and more each time we meet. Regardless of the teams cohesiveness, everyone displays the intent they have on reaching their goals. Some goals of mine I'd like to achieve before by the end of the test is, achieving honor roll for the first and second semester of school, have at most one missing assignment per term, and increase my core endurance. I'm hoping this journey to black belt will help me be more confident when facing challenging situations that could derail me and further my knowledge of what steps to take to keep myself grounded.