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Creation Date: 09-20-2004 05:38 PM
Devon Natario
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  #61 New 12-14-2005 01:36 PM
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.
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#2 12-17-2005 09:54 PM
Thank you Frac. Your advice is always welcome here. I like to see someone else out there that actually wants to live in the village setting. How peaceful, how serene, how simplistic yet fantastical. I watched the movie "The Village" and thought, "Wouldn't it be nice to live like that? Wouldn't it be nice to live from your work, not from the money your work provided? I would of course rather live like in "The Last Samurai" but hey, either way.
#1 12-15-2005 09:50 AM
UnholyFracas Says:
can I join you in that village? I completely understand the attraction of that sort of life and I don't even have a family. Get rid of the paperwork, the commuting, the paper pushing and work with the seasons... ...and not that you need my approval or anything but I think abandoning Martial Arts for you family occasionally is forgivable. Best Wishes Frac

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