Jeanne Shepard wrote:
Because I'm 50 now and if I stopped, I'd never get moving again!
Because at 41, this is the time of my life to get into it and hope to develop an appreciable amount of knowledge and skill. If I dropped it for another 15-20 years, it might be possible to pick it up in my 60s.
Because 25 years from now, I want to look back at 25 years of doing Aikido. (My Kali instructor woould want to congratulate me, too, although he will probably keep his hands behind his back.)
Because I feel good after practice.
Because it doesn't wipe me out as much as it did two years ago.
.... but most of all ....
Because I'm an Aikido addict!