steps forward, steps back

Life seems to be a mix of those right now. I’ve been able to read more and have been improving on the Martial Arts side of the house. But at the same time that’s just making me realize how much I need to sacrifice for my own self development. Or at least focused self development in particular areas. I’ve always tried to be a Renaissance person, and with a full time job, there’s no way to do everything (especially if you want to maintain friendships, especially those over great distances). So for the moment, I need to put some things on the back burners to finish the things that I have in front of me.

My biggest goal: is to try to gain a teaching rank (Sifu) by the time I turn 30. I’m not sure if it’s possible, I’m a year and a half away from that. But I’m going to try!