day 1897 – first front

i landed so many good ones on the blue today so decided today was the day to take it to the floor. i fell on my butt so many times before eventually landing one on the floor for the very first time. it was by no means pretty, but i’ll keep working on it to clean it up. it was a really big step out of my comfort zone, but i now know how it feels on the floor. i’m very grateful for the support i’ve received even when it wasn’t working. without their encouragement, i wouldn’t have had the opportunity or confidence to attempt it on the floor. this will be the first of many

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day 1698 – rainy runĀ 

my first real long run in three years and quite possibly my first ever run in the rain. nailed the sunrun distance like i set out to do and pleased with the result. my legs were spent from the ten kilometre run, followed by five hour taekwondo shift and then some hockey. i could barely move halfway through the day and expect it to get worse tomorrow. i guess i didn’t exactly think it through before committing to all in one day, but that’s kind of how i roll. in the meantime, there’s lot of rolling to be done

day 1633 – planet ice me


friday night menu consisted of hockey and wings. started my first ever game as a defense which is something i’ll have to do more of. it seemed a little daunting at first but better after nervousness dissipated. the game at the blueline was pretty exhilarating because the game in action is seen in another light. it’s good opportunity to improve my two way game and prepare myself for what’s to come in the spring. made a few good outlets passes, back checks and just taking the stick. i realize i’m quite the gambler at the back end, perhaps i’m still figuring out positioning and angles. i’ll get a chance to work on those kinks through the course of the spring season 

day 1632 – forklift 101


an unusual day of work but a very interesting one where i learned many things about cnc protocols. soon i’ll be able to program my own files and run that cnc machine by myself. while i was waiting for the machine to run my test, i had an adventure in the plant. barely a crash course and i’m well on my way maneuvering a forklift and picking things up as i please. the plant guys were surprised i wanted hop on, but least surprised i was quick to pick it up. fidgeting and experimenting with new gadgets is what feeds my curiosity mind. learning opportunities is right before my eyes and it’s up to me to seize every opportunity

say 1615 – seymour snowday

off on the right foot on the first day of 2018 with the many firsts of the year. up the mountain for the first time to give snowshoeing a try. it’s been years of many years of tradition spending new years day on the slope. we rose above the fog and sought the picture perfect views down below. first day is really meant for firsts for everything including breaking my first rule of the year by going off route. like i had expected, this year i will be doing what i set out to do – to be me and devote more time doing what sets my heart on fire

day 1595 – millwork sampleĀ 

in the icon building inspecting the quality of vietnam millwork. overcapacity at work since everyone wants to get things in before the christmas closure. somehow i will need to wrap up all these jobs before i go on break. there’s a first for everything and today, i sat in my first ever interview. i was very nervous being part of the interview panel because what i say could make or break the interviewee’s chances

day 1515 – vachl debut

my legs hates me for pushing it so hard so often but here i am excited to be playing my first game with new vachl teammates. the bench was short but it was a lot fun and i made some good plays plus shots of goal. the game was fun and the pace is similar to what i’m used to so no big adjustments needed. i’m expecting myself to make great improvements this season and take my game to the next level. next game mental note to self i need to bring hockey socks, replenish hockey bag with tape supply, and find time to sharpen skates. it’s inexcusable i failed to have those necessities done for today