I tested for my karate blue belt on 30th August, and I passed!
I study at Tracy's Karate, the Kirkwood location. After my test, Karen took me into the sparring class and introduced me as a new blue belt, Ben hugged me, Dan shook my hand, random people I don't know congratulated me, and my fierce photo is on the wall in the blue belt section.
This is a long way from the day I walked into the studio in November 2008 and asked "Can an overweight, unfit, 33 year old do karate?" The answer was apparently "Hell yes! I can do karate."