Blue belt is when you're officially not a newb anymore yet you're still "just a blue belt".
At this point you've figured out that a headlock isn't your best friend and secret move after all. You've also discovered that that blue belt over there smashes a whole lotta people and the blue belt over here (moi!) does not. There is quite a broad spectrum of abilities within the blue belt category and it can be frustrating.
HOWEVER, one thing about being a blue belt is that you are in a somewhat happy medium of expectations and challenges. Yes, you should know some things and do them fairly well BUT, you're not expected to be a pro at every move, and really, all you gotta do is put your heart out on the mat. THERE! I put something serious in my blog already (Just for YOU, Vu!).
One rule *I think* about being a "Blue Belt for Life!!!" is always training like you're at the bottom aiming for the very top. You've got nothing to lose and everything to battle for. I hope that if I ever do get past the blue belt level, I'll keep this mind set for ever and ever and ever......
Ummm... quick sidetrack for the above ending paragraph: