The end of 2013 is closely approaching, with the Nova Uniao expo happening December 7th at Alvarez BJJ in Dallas. This year I have made it a point to just compete more than I did last year. I can safely say that I accomplished this winning 1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze as a first year blue belt. Fought hard and learned a lot, and attended a few more seminars that are completely essential.
I have kept quiet about one thing that may set me aside from the rest of the BJJ players, and that one thing may change my life forever… just the ‘possibility’ of it has already changed the way I approach the time I spend with my children. What is important, how much time am I willing to spend away from them, making their practices and being by their side to encourage them… makes you look back and think about those nights and weekends that I wasn’t there to train and all that time I wasted on my own personal goals that I should have been beside my children. All of these thoughts are racing through my mind and I have not been able to concentrate on my BJJ……………. and then I think, what if?? What if I’m wasting my time on something that possibly isn’t even there and if it is…. I want to compete one last time. Sick or not, just one last time…
I want to compete in less than one week at the Nova Uniao Expo, WANT TO … that is a key phrase. Less than a week to prepare, and I have all the will that is needed, I have the experience, I have the skills, its just a matter of getting out there and doing it. Doing this for the possibility of being promoted is not a factor, doing this for the gym and their reputation is not a factor… this is just for me and what I love to do.
~ You do not have to be Great to start, but you have to START to become Great~
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