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!

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You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

Once upon a time, I had another blog called Random Thoughts Strung Together. It was indeed very random, largely devoid of actual content, and generally unnoticed by the masses. In the year or so before I closed it down and started this new one, I found a voice and something I wanted to share. Those … Continue reading You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

Slow Progress is Still Progress

This morning, I did 20 push-ups, and I was able to get my nose to the ground for 19 of them. Granted, I was doing the knee variation* but I was stoked nonetheless. I started Kempo training in December 2016. I have never called myself sporty. I've never called myself in shape. At the time, … Continue reading Slow Progress is Still Progress

Road Ending: Must Take Next Exit

When I received my First Degree Green Belt promotion last August, my plan was to test for my Brown Belt in the spring. I was aware, even then, that I needed to step up my game a little. But spring was so far away, and there was Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and an early start to … Continue reading Road Ending: Must Take Next Exit

You Know You Better than “They” Do

Earlier this year, my husband and I decided to hire a financial planner. We were taking stock of our finances and realized that if we ever wanted to actually retire, we should probably do a little more than bury jars of cash in the backyard. And you thought those raspberry bushes were my attempt at … Continue reading You Know You Better than “They” Do

My Kempo Journey. . .So Far

In late November 2016, I stepped foot in a dojo for the first time in my life. I was scared and excited. I didn't know what to expect. I assumed it wouldn't be full of people doing crazy kung-fu movie choreography, but other than that? I had no idea what I was getting myself into. … Continue reading My Kempo Journey. . .So Far