I feel like Red Leader in Star Wars.
I started Shodo about 4 years ago. I focused mostly on kanji and kana. Surprisingly, I’m progressing in kana more than kanji, which surprised my Sensei as much as me. I just took a level up test, and reached 2nd dan in kana, which is amazing. With kanji, however, I still havent reached 1st dan. But this time, I reached the highest kyu just below dan. my next chance to level up is in September, keeping my fingers crossed.
Of course, Red Leader gets shot by a Tie Fighter after he takes his shot at the Death Star. I’ll have to avoid that part. But I will stay on target.