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I skipped BJJ last night.
It wasn't hard to do though. I spent an entire weekend with my family. It was nice to see them. I guess spending too much time in training, work, school, or anything other than them makes me feel guilty after time. Afterall what means more to me? My family of course. I have to be able to spend time with them or our relationship will deteriorate, and I do not want that.
You figure on early shifts I wake up, go to work, go to train, then spend an hour with my family and it's bed time.
On late shifts, I wake up, train or work out, spend an hour with them, and off to work, come home to sleep.
On days off I usually wake up work out, my woman goes to work, then when she gets home I go train, come home and bed time soon after.
Is it enough time? I know if I was independently wealthy I would definitely just spend time with them and train, but be it as it may, I am pretty much the opposite. I am pretty poor. I live paycheck after next, to paycheck after next (which means it's worse than paycheck to paycheck because Im always behind). If I had my way one of us would stay at home with our son at least.
It's a sad world. I wish it was the way it was in the past. Work the famr, tend to animals, and prepare for winters ahead. Of course this would be even better if we lived in a small village in Japan.
I have been thinking about this a lot, and I may end up trying it. I want to go to Thailand and teach English. I know it's a huge step and I wouldn't jump into it, but I'd like to.
Sorry I got off the subject. I free write!
I do need to spend more time with them, afterall my son will only be small so long. I would have to end up singing that old song later in life. "And the cats in the cradle and the silverspoon, little boy blue and the man on the moon."
My son is my life, and means more to me than any martial art. But if I can maintain both, I will continue to do that.