The Rocky Road to Ninja-hood Continues

Here is an unfortunate truth about me: I have an attention span only slightly longer than that of a squirrel.  What this means is that no matter how much I seem to love a new activity I’ve taken up, it won’t be long before I’m bored enough to make excuses to stop doing it.

Japanese Squirrel.

What's that over there? I'm sure it's much more interesting than whatever I'm doing now.

I fight this impulse all the time, as I’m moderately confident that the rewards of most things aren’t immediate and take significant time and work to achieve. Continue reading

The Rocky Road to Ninja-hood (Take 2)

I know I said that all I’ve been doing lately is working, but that’s not strictly true.  I have also been taking semi-weekly kickboxing classes.

This is, as those of you who have been following me from the beginning may remember, my second attempt at kickboxing.  My first attempt was with a kickboxing boot camp (you can read about it here if you want) and, like most athletic endeavours that I try, it was a humbling experience. Continue reading