day 1370 – handling business

the scope of work i do is often done behind the scenes and not always seen, but i take pride in what i do and doing my job well. my manager shared something with me today that i never expected. apparently my coworkers have been impressed with the way i’ve handled myself and quietly gone about my business. it’s great to be singled out and appreciated for what i do. i think i’m holding myself fine and i’m more than happy to step it up when opportunity arises

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day 1277 – touched

this sport comes with a lot of challenges; at times i lose sight of why i’m in it, but i’m thankful to be involved in this sport. this role assumes many responsibilities and comes with overwhelming stress, but little do i realize how much passion i have for taekwondo and how much pride i take in teaching. i never expected to get anything in return, but i’m truly blown away by the sincerity and appreciation of my students. i smiled when i read the blurb – it’s a simple gesture but i am touched

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 368 – pride parade

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another day out in the scorching temperature, spending my sunday afternoon at pride helping out and playing around at my vdl booth. got my hands on a tier 1 title but probably won’t ever have a chance to pay for it. first time at pride and it was an eye opener just to see the types of festivities this parade hosted. too much cardio in the past two days of this three day long weekend, covering over nine kilometers and more to come tomorrow. but its good training because it helps kick start something new that is a welcoming change in my life

day 205 – sugar crush

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feeling accomplished today and now can rest easy because it’s finally my turn to be at the top of the candy crush scoreboard, and the lead is by a mile. its makes me proud and gives me bragging power, don’t judge just cause you can’t top it. but even if you judge, doesn’t change anything

day 88 – 1 in 10000

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this is quite an interesting stat that’s most worthy of noting. coming across another taekwondo blackbelt is rarer than you would expect. it’s a symbol of the training you put forth and the perserverance of not giving up through all that. not everybody who puts on a uniform will know where they end up. i am humbled to have made it and it’s something i would never take for granted. i certainly started my taekwondo journey not knowing how far i would get and where i would end up, but here i am still going at it and taking the opportunities in my own hands