Thank you for all who shared experiences! These are the lessons I have learned:
1.Everyone has strengths and weaknesses in Aikido.
2.Everyone has a different body type, which seems to make them good at some things and have challenges with others. If you're shaped like a Botticelli painting
throwing your low center of gravity over your weaker upper body may be challenging, but it makes for solid strength in technique. He-he
3.Although upper belt Aikido women are elusive creatures, they do exist. I know there is a lot of controversy over photos of bigfoot and the loch ness monster, but I'm going to accept photographic and eye witness evidence in this case. Perhaps one day I will add to their population. He-he.
4.Get the heck over yourself Tonya! Let go of ego and accept where you are and how far you have come. Besides, watching people roll funny provides much entertainment for nidan. (sp?)