Hi Xela! It is indeed very awesome to have you join us, so welcome!
Bravo on the awesome introduction; Pie and I really love to hear about the personal lives of other people. She is a natural stalker, as indicated in the Persona 3 Portable comic, and I just like to be a general creeper! So thank you for all of your delicious details!
I've never really enjoyed school myself, which should probably be evident in how bad my grammar and punctuation are. If it seems good, it is only because I excel at mimicry and nothing more. I do, however, love to learn; but I like the hands on feeling of jumping in and getting my hands dirty and learning through experimentation.
I've always been interested in training in a martial art. I've looked into it a LOT, and if I had the time I would want to train in Shao Lin Wushu. I'm mostly drawn to the weapon play and more gymnastic nature of it. Sadly I doubt I will ever seriously take it on because there is always something I would rather do with my free time. I do think it is really awesome that you train your body and mind equally; I've always wanted that sort of balance for myself.
Also, thank you very much for your kind words, and please make yourself at home. It is very exciting seeing the forum community growing; I feel like we are starting to get to a point of critical mass of users that is necessary to keep them active, so, yay for community!