Saturday, January 31, 2009

Update 1-31-2009

Life continues fairly uneventfully. The biggest thing of note recently though was that Linda earned her brown belt! I am very proud of her. She's proud of herself too and she should be, it's a heck of an accomplishment.

Karate is interesting sometimes. We get focused on a destination. That destination is suaully the next belt level or the next test. Then you hit that one and you set your sights on the next destination. It takes conscious effort to remember that there is no destination. Then when you do, it's overwhelming. I am a person who likes closure. I like things to fit in certain spaces and when they don't, I'm very uncomfortable with that. Karate doesn't fit in a neat little space because it's never "done." Whatever level of accomplishment you attain, there's always more.

Pretty deep, huh? Okay, not so much. But what struck me about that thought is how much karate is like relationships. They're never done. You have to constantly work at them to improve them. If you let it sit, then like karate, it falls off. Okay, now I'm getting deep and starting to bore myself so you must really feel bad reading this. Later.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

First Comment

Not much to say yet. I just created this and hope to start posting some commentary soon.