There's a difference between a person evolving and their reasons for training shifting.
I'm so new to aikido that I haven't really evolved as a person yet though. Or maybe I have and I just haven't realized it yet.
For me, the only thing that has evolved is my reasons for training. I don't want to split hairs here, but to me that IS evolution. Mostly because I feel that a simple shift from self-defense to a personal challenge is a step up for me.
Mary have you evolved as a person since you started your aikido training? And have your training goals changed at all?