I've been the only one to touch on this part of JKN Jey's question... so here's hoping that by uncoupling it from the other issues, we can get some good discussion. How do you stay motivated to practice and seek out training when you're hours away from the nearest dojang? It had sounded pretty good, apparently there are two other JKNs within a couple of hours drive, five of us could get together and practice every other weekend. But the number Coyote had for the nearest instructor quit working about June. We made it out to seminar, ~6 hours away (8-9 with Munchkin, but taking a four-day weekend made it manageable). And I've been hoping we could make it back to Houston in October, though I haven't made reservations just yet. Coyote's made a lot of progress pulling together numbers towards a business plan. (He used the spouse relocation benefit to help.) But when we head to the Y, he's preferred to go to the pool, unless I ask. It's hard to practice techniques without a partner. I've got some other things going on too (working overtime, continuing education coursework, my mom's health, still not quite settled in) and I guess I'm starting to lose focus with respect to training. I thought staying on here would help me keep in touch, but I don't feel like it has.