Today two of our Tigers, Keilee and Kaden, graduated to Dragons. Both have spent 6+ months in the Tigers program and have really gotten to know and befriend their classmates, so I knew that this would be a bittersweet moment for both of them.
I asked Keilee, "Are you excited to go to Dragons?" She nodded yes. I said, "Are you sad, too?" She nodded yes and became teary-eyed. "I'll miss my friends," she said.
We've all been through these moments in life, graduating from elementary school to junior high, junior high to high school, high school to (for many of us) college, etc. etc. We've changed jobs, moved cities... the list goes on and on. Meaningful change is rarely easy!
It's a hard lesson, but an important one too:
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. ~Anatole France
-Kung Fu Los Angeles staff