Journal Entry – 10.21.2017

It is 8:25 AM on Saturday October 21st, 2017.  I’m in my clubhouse on a very cool, 50 degree morning.  This is the first time in a while I’ve been by myself so I thought writing a post might make good use of the time.

The other option would have been to work out but since I had some wine last night at a ‘guys poker night.’ I’m not really up to it and I have karate anyway in a few hours.  The poker night is always attended by wine connoisseurs and every bottle is over $100.  I’m not a good poker player so I usually pay my $20, lose it, but it is more than made up in wine drunk.  However, at 40 alcohol has lost the majority of its appeal.  You get four hours of reward but pay for it with two to three days of recovery.  It is not that I’m feeling awful or anything but alcohol is a depressant and I’m not feeling particular happy either.  I much prefer the feeling I get after a good workout and the changes in my body are a very nice reward.

As for karate I hadn’t been able to go for the past two Saturdays so today is my first adult class in a while.  I still get a little nervous before each class primarily because my stamina is terrible.  We’ll always do one exercise which leaves me gasping and then there is the fighting.  The worst thing about the fighting is also that it drains my energy so quickly and I’ll get kicked and punched harder if I try to rest at all during the fight.  I’m really not an intense person but can be explosive only for 20 seconds or so.  Doing this drains my energy.

However, I always enjoy the feeling afterwards to have a good sweat and good workout.

As for world news I cannot stop myself from at least taking a peek to ensure something awful hasn’t started to happen such as war.  But I’m over reading too much of it as it never leaves me in a good mood.

Now days I prefer a more peaceful life and with technology life seems to be anything but peaceful.  Technology was supposed to make life better and in many ways it has.  But it also takes up too much time and leaves one feeling depressed, especially if too much time is spent on social networks and that sort of thing. It is better to slow down, enjoy life and live in the moment, not always checking notifications, and continually scrolling through new posts.

Well, I think that will do it for now, not sure what I’m going to do with myself from now until karate.

By 魔手

Global Citizen! こんにちは!僕の名前はマットです. Es decir soy Mateo. Aussi, je m'appelle Mathieu. Likes: Languages, Cultures, Computers, History, being Alive! \(^.^)/