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Friday, October 17

Friday Confessional 10.17.14

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I confess...

I didn't mean to take a week off blogging, but every year in October life starts to get crazy. My busiest season at work has begun, and none of the personal obligations have let up either. Think positive thoughts that I keep all the balls in the air.


I confess...

One of the teenagers in our jujitsu family passed away this week, and my heart just aches for his family.

I confess...

Last weekend, we had our October black belt class, and it was intense. Afterward on the way home, the Mister and I were talking about how I keep hearing from others (not necessarily at our school) that they are surprised I'm still training. Most of the time, it's meant as a compliment since I've now at brown belt.

But to me, it doesn't feel like a compliment. It feels like people's expectations of me were so low, they expected to just quit when the training got challenging. That hurts my feelings a little, but I guess I have to set my own bar if others' expectations are that low.



I confess...

I received my Swapoween package, and I can't wait to share it with y'all, but life is so crazy that I haven't taken photos yet.

I also have a new swap partner to introduce for a fall mug swap. So I promise to be back to blogging regularly this week.

I confess...

I should be on the road for work already, so I gotta wrap this up. Help a girl out, and share some good confessions this week.


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5 comments:

Aubrey S. said...

I'd take those comments the same way, if I were in your shoes. Do you think they're surprised because you're a woman? Or because of your age? Or what? Good on you for challenging their preconceived notions, whatever their issues are!


And best of luck keeping the balls in the air! Only two more weeks to go until November...almost at 2015!

Aubrey S. said...

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't see that as a compliment, either. I would ask them exactly what they mean. I did quit when my belt was brown (next black), because a friend who is the same age broke her foot breaking boards, and breaking boards was already difficult for me, so... I still felt accomplished to have reached brown. Would love to have felt my body would cooperate to achieve black, but I was too scared.

Aubrey S. said...

Ok I have read this post about 6 or 7 times and have no idea what to leave in way of comment so I will leave no comment..............oh yeah hang on this is a comment saying I have no comment

Aubrey S. said...

You definitely just have to say forget it to those people and just do what it takes to impress yourself. Your opinion is the only one that matters here.

Aubrey S. said...

I don't know about forget...at least one of the compliments was from someone whom I really admire in our system. He's a senior student of my sensei and runs a school in Chicago...but when I pass my black belt exam next year, I want to sit down and have a conversation to see why he was so surprised that I stuck with training. For now, I don't have room for doubt if I wanna meet my goals.

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