I know these threads are a bit frowned upon by some but I had to let you guys know.... Got my blue belt last night! We got the heads up that we were having promotions about a week ago - I figured I had a 50/50 chance but was still pretty surprised when my Professor called my name. I try to not think about promotions and only about progressing in this art but I can't help but be proud of what I've achieved. Truly a great feeling. I know it will be asked so in total, I have about a year and a half of training. I trained about 9 months of no gi and 3 months of gi then ended up taking off about a year and a half - I've been back on the mat for about 7 months now (about half gi and half no gi). I usually train anywhere between 4 and 6 days a week for about two hours a day. A part of me feels like I'm not quite ready yet but I know my Professor is a better judge than I am. Besides I can always grow in to it . It's definitely given me to the motivation to step up my training so I can progress from scrub ass blue to a competent blue belt competitor. So happy to have completed my first milestone on this journey... Next stop Purple Belt!