Welcome to the New You
Maybe it’s just a North American thing, but people love their New Year’s Resolutions.
Typical resolutions include:
- Getting in shape/losing weight
- Finding an enjoyable job
- Learning a new skill
- Spend more time with Family/Friends
- Enjoy life more
And unfortunately, most of those resolutions don’t last long. Gyms and Martial Arts clubs see a rise in people, which quickly diminishes come February or March. Excuses are made with the weather, not feeling up to it/lack of energy, and plenty of others. I was among those, I once resolved when I was young to do at least 10 sit-ups a day. I think I made it to day 4.
I have some new goals in mind this year, and some of them are going to take longer than a year. It just happens to be around the time of New Years that they were conceived:
- Compete internationally in BJJ
- Re-learn French to the same standard I once had
- Go beyond my former standard of French
- See what I can do about making sure my niece(s) and/or nephew have an aunt by the time they’re born
And of course I still have a few long-term goals to accomplish:
- earn my blue belt in BJJ
- compete at the 2015 Pan-Ams
The Pan-Ams was my first goal since I started BJJ, especially since Toronto is hosting it. If I can start getting international experience as a four-stripe white or a fresh blue, then all the better. The Pan-Am Games are ranked below the Mondials in California, but I’m fine with that. At some point I’ll have to start getting used to civilian spectators that I know in the crowd, my parents would probably come watch me compete, and any other family I have out there as well. I don’t look forward to explaining the details of a match to them, I have an idea of how it looks to an outsider.
All of this will come to pass once I get over this horrible semi-flu that I caught on Thursday. In the meantime, Santa gifted me with a new computer, an HP Envy. As I recover bodily fluids, lost weight and strength, I’ll be setting up my new rig and transferring all required files.
Until next post!
–Kiyoshi “The Prototype”Your #1 Canadian