As I shared in my last post, I love San Francisco. Love it. Probably my favorite big city in the states. I haven't spent too much time on the west coast, but to my delight, I have logged 2 trips to San Francisco in the past few months. But on my most recent trip, I was lucky enough to make it up to the Napa/Sonoma region.
Hope you all had a wonderful New Year's! I am looking forward to 2018 and the adventures it will bring and I hope you are too! Have you set a resolution for the year? I know a lot of people opt not to set resolutions, but personally, I really like the idea of resolutions and fresh starts. I know I know, you can reset whenever, but there is something about the start of a new year to take stock and refresh. For me, I want to focus on taking better care of myself in 2018 - mainly I want to find a better balance in my life by focusing more on mental and emotional well-being. I spend too much time running around and not quite enough ensuring that my energy reserves are where they need to be. Not sure that makes sense, but that is my goal for 2018. While I know what I want to do, I am just not sure how to go about it. Any suggestions?
Happy Wednesday! For my latest adventure I took part in a jiu jitsu class, and it was an adventure I probably should have done a little more research on! At least when it comes to where I went; I picked the gym through a simple Google search, sent out some inquiries, and went with the first company to get back to me. Maybe not the best approach! Though, while I am sure the gym I tried out is an excellent business (they were crazy busy while I was there) and the owner was extremely qualified and personable, I am not sure it was the place for me. The gym I went to, was not simply a martial arts gym, but a full-on MMA competition training facility. The gym was located in an industrial-ish part of town. When I walked in for my boxing class and a jiu jitsu classes, I was the only woman, the only person in business attire, and definitely in the minority with my lack of tattoos and multiple piercings. In the room where classes were held there was a full on boxing ring (for boxing class) and a cage for the jiu jitsu class... yes, a cage. I am not sure what I expected but it was not a fighting cage and boxing ring. I guess I expected the fake self-defense dummies and a wide open floor mat.
Hey There! Welcome back! This past week, I fell of the adventure band wagon. 😦 Only 6 weeks in to my 52 week challenge and I dropped the ball... However, instead of dwelling on my failure (which would be my typical MO), I got busy planning the next several weeks of adventures, including my make-up adventure! The sad thing is, I had 2 adventures planned this week and plans simply fell through.