I’m a little bit ambitious with my goals – but it’s always been that way. Career, education, sports…if I don’t get more responsibility, harder work, or opportunities to grow, I go bananas!
Fun for me is learning, growing, and ultimately achieving – when asked why I don’t dance “for fun,” for example, I’ll say “the fun for me is in training, competing, and reaching new levels.” I want a challenge, and I want to progress – plateaus don’t work for me.
As soon as I moved to a new state some months ago, I knew I had to find a place to train – not just lift and workout, but to TRAIN. My Grandmaster in Teakwondo is the real deal, and I feel a bit reluctant to go to another Dojang right now. But I NEED activities – I did my due diligence and found a Ninjutsu school, as well as Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, as well as a place to do Aerial Yoga.
At first, I had thought about just doing one sport – one is often enough, and really who has the time! But like I said…I’m ambitious, and usually have a goal in sight with anything I do. I have wanted to trade the spin bike for something more fun, in part – I get bored very quickly and I need change. I also wanted to fill in what I perceive as gaps in the training I have had thus far. So…I took on two new Martial Arts (one of which exposes me to a third, traditional Japanese JuJutsu), as well as the Aerial Yoga (which I do once a week.)
It’s a lot, there’s no question… It is a lot to keep up with, and it requires as much discipline to train as it does to take days OFF (I’m MUCH better about that now!) But as exhausted as I get, I feel like keeping involved also fuels the fire – I love acquiring and honing skills, and I can’t do that from the sidelines. So no matter how whooped I feel at the end of the week, I am elated to get back to it.
Some people think I am overly ambitious…but I don’t feel like I’m chasing after anything. More so, it is aiming to keep up with my passions… Easy? Not all the time. Worth it? 1,000%!
The fire is already coursing through my veins and I know if I didn’t get it all in, I’d not only get ancy, but I’d feel downright glum! Keeping up means staying in the game – not only is my body happy, but so are my mind and spirit – and I need ALL cannons firing! 😉