Thread: Modest Goals
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:59 AM   #6
Susan Dalton
Dojo: Greensboro Kodokan
Location: Greensboro
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 345
Re: Modest Goals

"I have always chosen to work a part time day job, making do with less money, in order to have lots of time to pursue….whatever…painting, sewing, gardening, aikido, walking hand in hand with my husband, playing with the cats. To put a positive spin on it, rather than beat myself up for being a chronic underachiever, my overall implicit goal seems to have been from an early age to live a balanced, process-oriented life."

I like what you're saying about balance and making time for varied interests. What you're talking about is a positive--it doesn't need "spin". My shihan told us if we have a family and we train more than twice a week, we are being selfish. It gave me something to think about...
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