Thank you for congratulating me on earning the Junior Master Status. I am a very active person who enjoys challenges, activities which stretch my mind, and interactive relationships I have with others. I have played competitive tennis for years and that has been very satisfactory for me. So I decided several years ago to learn to play bridge as another activity which meets the same criteria. As I became intrigued with the game, I then suggested that my husband learn to also play bridge. He began a little over a year ago, and now we play as a team, if you can call it that (both of us being novices). In all seriousness, we are loving the game, learning together, communicating better, enjoying the mindfulness of the game, and are having fun. We are both competitive and like the interaction with the others and the cognitive stimulation that bridge requires. I am very happy with having reached this first goal and look forward to more bridge in our future since my husband, Jay, is soon retiring. I look forward to reading the monthly ACBL magazine and learn a lot from taking the quizzes and reading other player’s stories. I hope it does not take too long to reach the next goal. I strive to learn as much as I can each time I play this wonderful game.