Well, I wonder if our erstwhile OP is still practicing Aikido. The OP stopped posting here 2 months after this thread was started 5 years ago.
Isn't it funny how the ones who are the most gushingly enthusiastic at first are so often the ones who aren't training a year later?
Actually, no, it's not funny...but it does suggest to me that it's best not to make grand declarations of one's commitment to aikido/aikido's central place in one's life, at least not when you're a newbie. Walk the walk for a long long while, then talk the talk if you want.