Retreat

Except that instead of the subject being a German-Turkish crime lord, Verbal Kint is talking about my ability to get to (or write about) BJJ regularly. Lots has happened since April (!), mostly just typical stuff that comes with the territory for a middle-aged professional with two kids: work got busy, vacations came and went, U5 soccer started and other general life administration rolled on.

But, in that time there was some cool/fun stuff that happened:

The biggest impediment to getting to BJJ over the course of May and June has been my boy’s soccer. Last year it was once, for 45 minutes, and on the weekend. This year its twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday… which typically were the days I was going to BJJ. So, with the women’s class only available on Wednesday and Friday, that’s a pretty large constraint on both of us attending BJJ with any regularity. We’re going to have to take a hard look at our scheduling going forward from here, because we were caught off guard by the hectic-ness of soccer season… and our youngest hasn’t even started anything yet. (*this paragraph is meant to be read whilst listening to sorrowful violin music to fully appreciate the gravity of my first world problems*)

So, I’m going to write some short-ish posts about the notes above, plus some thoughts about how my jiu-jitsu is going. Not because my worldwide audience of three (hi mom!) is demanding it, but writing about it is somewhat helpful in making sense of how things are going. A different perspective, y’know?

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3 responses to “Retreat

  • lauratfrey

    I’m laughing out loud about the first world problem violin of sadness. I’m so scared for next year, when we will likely enter the world of Soccer Parents.

    • Kishiuchi

      There are a lot of great things about little kids activities like soccer, but people tend to underestimate how hard it is to switch out of an established schedule into another (temporary) one. His times are at 6:15pm, so we leave work at ~4:30, get a two and four year old from daycare, get home, feed them, change him, get back out to the field. Seems simple, but most parents of pre-schoolers just cringed reading that:)

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