day 853 – dodge life

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today was a highly anticipated night of dodgeball – the all friend’s rivalry. it’s not everyday all three opponents are my friends, teammates, enemies and biggest rivals. there was no letdown and no shortage of fun tonight, it must be the best week of this season by far. playing thirty games a night is now a norm for me because not only do i play for my team, but i sub for other teams and even play against my own team. all this dodgeball craziness happened after a training session, which i recently found i play better when i am already all tired out. it was one of those nights that had fun written all over it and if it weren’t for the photos, i wouldn’t even realize how much fun i actually had

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day 852 – student appreciation

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students showing me some love bringing me an early christmas gift. these are constant reminders of why i continue to teach and coach even when i am outright exhausted. seeing my students work hard, improve and achieve is the greatest reward an instructor can have. i do take pride in seeing all that happen before my eyes. there will be times when i will rant about teaching, but sometimes i feel like i am too attached to let go of it

day 851 – master cup fun

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sixteen hour super long day today running on five hours of sleep is no doubt taxing. started the morning off at master cup championship, then checked into dodgeball playoffs filling in for a depleted team, another pit stop at the gym before going out for dinner and then a friend’s friend’s place for some games. i must admit i am ultra disappointed not becoming tier 5 champion because i had high hopes to lead this team somewhere. nonetheless i still had tons of fun and wouldn’t mind getting another stab at it next time around

day 850 – my time

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running on my own schedule and doing what i want to be doing. it’s all about taking back the reins of my own life and steering it where i actually want to go, not because i must go. i am thankful for all the support i have received lately, it was a tough decision but i am glad to know there’s so many people backing me up when i need it most. when was the last time i could confidently say i am living with the freedom of choice. that’s living my life

day 849 – big decisions

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i think i made one of the biggest decision since my existence but i also think it’s a necessary one. i’ve been in limbo for quite some time but i kept quiet and tried to hide everything inside. today, i took a huge leap of faith and let go of something i really should have let go long ago, but was afraid to do so. i sat at starbucks to recollect myself because i wasn’t sure if i was aware what just happened. now it’s time to collect my thoughts and think about the steps i need to take moving forward. this was an all important decision and i believe it’s the right one because without it, i would continue to be a robot assuming my regular routine. this really forces me to focus on what i really needed to do – think about what’s best for me

day 848 – that leg kick

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someone’s got evidence that i do indeed have a high leg kick follow through that’s victimized many of my teammates. i think it just comes naturally i don’t even notice it and the fact that i am nimble makes it scary as to how high it can get. this is the second last week of regular season play before we head into crunch time playoffs. i better get it together although i have made an abundance of catches lately which somewhat boosts my confidence by a smidgen. with all the seriousness gearing up for playoffs, it’s still important we still focus on having fun

day 847 – secret stash

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i think my mom’s addiction to avocado just got worse. i came home and my mom was eager to show me the four new packages of ripe and ready to eat avocado sitting on the counter. this is good news for me because i will never run out of avocados for┬ámy salad. feeling a little under the weather today, with my headache getting worse throughout the day on top of a sorry back from all that deadlifting yesterday. but toughed it out for yet another trip to the gym and also out to run some errands