day 1982 – galaxy tab

newest addition to my tech toys is a london fog samsung tablet. i ordered it during boxing day and finally received the package because there’s so much hassle and delays with canada post. there’s a lot of settings i still haven’t figured out since it’s the first samsung product i own. with all the tech things i own, i got to manage my screen time properly and not overdo it. now i can take this with me traveling instead of my fifty pound bullet proof laptop

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day 1948 – aerial

i was really close to landing one on last class but i wronged myself for not giving it a villiant effort and i was super hard on myself after the fact. i didn’t think i’d land one today based on the condition of my body. one after another, the coach pushed me harder and harder to land it. i really couldn’t stand the disappointment again. i had to push through the pain one after the other. it wasn’t the cleanest of aerials, but a first is a first. i went home with my sore body, but happy and grateful he had pushed for it. i would have regrets if disappointed myself again

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

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