Oh, hey there

22 Jan

Stuck between tube stops due to a signal failure on the district line… what a perfect opportunity to play catch up on the blog!

Belated Happy New Year – I made a simple BJJ related resolution, and I am proud to say that I have stuck to it so far:

Make it to training at least twice a week.

Two sessions as a base is extremely achievable, and I find I’m beating myself up much less than when I was getting to four classes one week (huzzah!), but then sometimes none the next.

In happily averaging three times per week at the moment, and trying to really focus on retaining more of what I’m learning. Moving off one stripe in 2015 would be kinda nice. I do still have the short term training memory of a fish though, sadly.

What else is occupying my time? Well, I’m job hunting – I mean proactively job hunting as opposed to just wishing a new gig would fall out of the sky. Crossing fingers and toes a shiny opportunity presents itself soon (well spoken EA/Project Manager and media type for hire, just sayin).

Happy 18 months in London to me!

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HOW have I been in the capital this long already? Ashamedly I am yet to see the inside of any museums bar the Hunterian, and have only made it to one musical (Urinetown, odd title but a good show).

While many of my Aussie friends here are now realising they have under a year left on their working holiday visas and are frantically trying to tick off their euro travel bucket lists, I am wondering when I should start compiling mine.

The beauty and danger, of an EU passport.

I’m really keen to make this year count – on and off the mat, in my career and in my personal life. The latter part of 2013 was very much a career holiday. 2014 saw me jump into a bunch of new things including my first Gi competition (I did enter a second Southend Open in November, annnnd let’s just say I didn’t surprise myself but I DID learn a lot).

It’s time to build now. Oh, and I’d also love to find a new flat.

2 Responses to “Oh, hey there”

  1. Chris Paines February 3, 2015 at 7:14 pm #

    I go Googling for Fightzone London and lo and behold, look who I come across 🙂

  2. Jiu Jiu February 11, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

    Congratulations on making your goal! I need to sit down and do that. I haven’t yet. I just got to Virginia, USA on January 31, and I’m finally done with jet lag. It’s more challenging, as I don’t have a car, but am sharing one with my fiance. Thankfully I have more time for blogging! 🙂

    I didn’t stick with my plan last year, as I got massively sidetracked by life. Believe me, teaching eight writing classes AND correcting all their papers/journals is TOO MUCH. Yikes. Ah well, new year, new plan.

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