When I first started TKD 10 years ago, I absolutely loved it - dreamt about it, couldn't wait to get to classes, etc. Instructors changed and I found I was getting constantly injured, was frequently tired (class time length increased significantly and classes were very physically demanding) and I began to find excuses not to go to classes. I swapped to a new school - dropped a dan level - and enjoyed the lighter contact sparring and the technical sparring pointers - but the training is not challenging - with a big emphasis on forms (not a real interest for me). I thought after I had learned the new forms, the pace and degree of difficulty would pick up and the training would become more challenging. It didn't/hasn't. I've trained there for 2 years now and am supposed to be preparing for a dan grading - but I just cannot get motivated. I could look for another school, or go back to my previous school (but train in a different area with a different instructor), stick it out where I am, or drop TKD altogether. Part of it is having to drop grading levels. That is making me feel like such a failure, and as it takes so many years to grade between dan levels, I feel like I'm going backwards. (I understand logically this shouldn't bother me - the training is the important thing, but it is contributing to my lack of motivation). Any new perspectives much appreciated. I'm tired of going around in circles on this.