Thoughts

The ballad of humility

Years ago, when I started my journey to find a martial art for self-defense reasons, jiu-jitsu was at the top of my list. At the time, I was dating a guy that we’ll call Todd (yes, the same Todd I mention on my about page). Now Todd had attended a few jiu-jitsu classes before we…

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Screw New Year’s Resolutions…2019 changes

As you can tell, I hate New Year’s resolutions. They’re fleeting and make you feel bad when you don’t accomplish them. If you want to read more about why resolutions suck, you can read more at Hello Giggles.So instead of making resolutions, I set goals for the new year; goals I started working towards last…

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Anxiety on the mats. A new development

In previous posts, I mentioned that my school was undergoing some changes. These change presented a very new challenge for me, mild panic attacks. Having never experienced this before, you can imagine how surprised I was. I’m just going about my business grappling with a friend and suddenly there’s a tightness in my chest, I…

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Last woman standing…

Change is inevitable. The only constant in anyone’s life is change. As such, our Jiu-jitsu school has undergone another shift in its evolution, unfortunately, that comes with a little pain. Then, this quote on Facebook appeared in my feed that summed up what I am experiencing. “Life is uncertain and unstable. Everything is changing constantly,…

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Embrace Discomfort – Do what you suck at

After a particularly difficult day at practice earlier this year, I sat down and thought long and hard about my training. My training had stalled completely and hadn’t been progressing as much as I would like. Striking scared me, my take-downs are less than desirable, and for the sake of honesty, I have stunted myself…

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Don’t feel like going to class? Go anyway

I’m going to be honest; I don’t always feel like going to practice. I work a stressful desk job that requires me to stare at a computer for 8-9 hours (oh no, a desk job, that’s SO hard…). While it’s not a physically demanding job, it is emotionally and mentally taxing. Most days, I just…

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