I am way too excited that I leveled up in Kanji last month. I had been struggling a little bit. When I have to stay within the rules, write textbook style, I tense up and really don’t do well. I’ve been doing this for over a year now (since September of 2014, so 15 months?), and I’d only leveled up once. But then I discovered the Gan Shinkei (Yan Zhenqing) style and it was like the ocean parted. If I can go outside the lines then I seem to loosen up. Anyway, Sensei was right, I leveled up with my October submission. The powers that be saw fit to raise me from 9th kyu to 8th kyu (see below).
Once again, this is what I submitted, just for reference.
At the same time, the powers that be saw fit to recognize my kana as level worthy. I am now officially 6th kyu in hiragana. The seven below shows my former level. If there is a circle above my name then I level up. And see that little circle there? That’s the one.
For reference, here is the kana that I submitted at the time.