Tomorrow marks the beginning of the second week of school this year, and the end of my transition from summer back into school mode. For me, the first couple weeks of school are filled not only with reviewing what I learned in last year, but also remembering how to juggle homework, martial arts class, work, and family time. This year, I'm taking 3 AP courses, just to keep me on my toes, which means I have to constantly stay on top of myself to get everything done. However, thanks to my experiences last year, I'm getting better at managing my own stress and not being too hard on myself. Keeping myself from getting overwhelmed is my mental challenge for third degree, which I am hoping to continue after the test ends in October. I am also working on staying upbeat, instead of focusing on all of the things I need to get done. It's going to be a great year!