Well after almost 3 years with 18 months off from injury, I finally earned my blue belt. Woo Hoo! I actually missed the Belt Promotion Day because of another obligation so got it the Monday afterwards. I teared up a little having the Professor tie it on. We don’t have to endure a gauntlet of any kind so it was all good. DH watched and recorded most of it.
Now I can go to the advanced class and learn all kinds of new stuff, including leg attacks, which make me the most nervous of all. I don’t really feel extra pressure yet from the possibility of being owned by white belts. With very little ego left, I figure that will happen anyway so no worries. I’m just ready to settle into goal-less training and continue with what has become a steady part of my life – noon class and now advanced class.
After almost a month away, due to severe and unrelenting vertigo for awhile, followed by vacation, I’m excited to be back to training! Woo Hoo! I went to class Monday and Tuesday and will go Thursday and Friday with a firm commitment to keep prevailing. I’m rusty and slow, but I’m there and I’ll get back in shape soon. The vertigo isn’t completely gone but I’m convinced I can work with it, around it, or through it.
What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?
This question reminds me of Stephen Covey’s principle of beginning with the end in mind. Decide what you want to do or who you want to be when you’re on your death bed, and live your life toward those goals. This way, you become clear on what’s really important to you and you can live your own values.
Think about it and share if you would like in the comments.
What would you like to learn? What are you doing about it?
I’ve always been interested in learning random things but I don’t want to go back to school right now. I would rather teach myself. Physically, I’m committed to learning as much Jiu Jitsu as I can as long as my body will allow me to. But I’m also spending time teaching myself to draw pen and ink works called Zen Doodles. These are line drawings that use patterns and textures to fill in areas of the drawing. I’m also working on teaching myself Spanish, using online resources. Both can be done piecemeal in a few minutes every day. It’s fun and I feel challenged.
Let me know in the comments what you want to learn and how you’re going about it.