Going back home to the great U.S.A. tomorrow! For two weeks. So instead of posting on the blog, teaching English, going to the dojos ... I'll be with family and friends, drinking high quality beer, and hanging out at the lakes.
As for a few notes:
We learn much more when we lose, drowned in the experience, we can see the other side, and all that happened in between. Losing is a certain kind of gift that winning cannot understand.
If you're having fun in your practice and looking forward to the next, then you've already achieved the highest goal.