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First entry in this blog, lets hope I can keep it succinct and to the point. As I do tend to waffle on, (must be because I am still in student mode.)
Has it really been a year (and oh okay a day) since I stumbled into my local dojo wondering what the he double toothpicks I had let myself in for? It really does not seem that long in some regards and much longer in others.
Looking back though, it is amazing how far I have come. When I first stepped into the dojo, I had just come through a time when a long walk of a high building seemed like a good idea and it seemed like nothing was going right in my life. I was unfit and the thought of getting myself co-ordinated enough to be able to do this strange new activity was laughable. And that was before I saw what everyone else was doing and begin thinking, "Oh Man I will never be able to do that."
Thank whichever person is appropriate I have changed. Not only in my mental state but co-ordination to. (Although those who have encounted me may disagree slightly with that. Another goal for the year, stop spilling other peoples blood!) And finally figuring out that actually I can do it and more.
Sure its not been easy but if it was I would have been incredibly surprised. But this last year has been pretty darn good. Not always easy, not without its ups and downs, (still far to many downs for my liking but that's life eh!)
And I think that is partly because of the new "Family" I