Hindsight is 2020. I Can’t Believe I Just Wrote That. I’m Sorry.

I was struggling to come up with something to write today, as I just didn't have anything particularly inspirational to post. Instead of coming up with something original, I decided to pick out one on my unpublished posts from the "draft" folder. I started this untitled piece in April, 2019: Uphill battles are by their … Continue reading Hindsight is 2020. I Can’t Believe I Just Wrote That. I’m Sorry.

Earning A Piece of Electrical Tape is a Thing and I Did It

On Tuesday December 10th, the Road to Black Belt became just a little bit shorter. Yes, I am a goober. No, I don't care. I, along with six others, braved our brown belt tests. Four of us tested for promotions to Brown Belt, two of us (I was one of them) tested for our First … Continue reading Earning A Piece of Electrical Tape is a Thing and I Did It

Healthy and Realistic Eating Habits and Struggling to Accept Yourself

About a month ago, I made the decision to change the way I eat. This is always a tough thing for me to do, as I get obsessive about it and can go too far. It's the reason I succeed at losing nearly forty pounds with Weight Watchers over a decade ago, and it's the … Continue reading Healthy and Realistic Eating Habits and Struggling to Accept Yourself

Too Tired to Take Names, But I Definitely Kicked Some Butt

I also got my butt kicked, so successes for everyone. This past weekend was the 17th Annual Martial Way Martial Arts Camp. This is my second time going, but other campers have been going for years. Every year is a different experience, and you're never quite sure what's going to happen when you get there. … Continue reading Too Tired to Take Names, But I Definitely Kicked Some Butt

That Darned Struggle Bus

For the last few weeks, I've been working through and with some low-level but constant anxiety and mild depression. It's become background noise to the point where I've chosen to ignore it and decide my "official" emotion would be something else. However, those binged episodes of Stargate: Atlantis pretty much speak for themselves. One day … Continue reading That Darned Struggle Bus

Martial Arts, Fitness, and Writing, Oh My!

The theme for the past month or so for me seems to be change. It's been almost exactly a month since my last post, and I've been a busy girl. As per always. What have I been doing? Kempo We're gearing up once again at the dojo for our annual Kempo Camp. Three days of … Continue reading Martial Arts, Fitness, and Writing, Oh My!

Achievement Unlocked

I have been largely absent from this space for most of April. Between retiring from a nine-year career in massage therapy and studying for brown belt test, my primary focus has been on self-care. While I wrote and worked on my new business a little, divesting myself of nine years' worth of other people's energetic … Continue reading Achievement Unlocked