Meatgrinder - I'm struggling a bit with epilepsy right now, that came out of nowhere a few months ago...
I'm on meds that have been difficult to adjust to.
I've been doing a lot of self reflection in the mean time...
My main goal is to stay positive in a way that I'll be able to look back and be proud of how I faced it and to also make sure that I'm the example that I want my kids to use...not some famous person.
Sure there's some lessons in the details, but that overlooks the fact that the entire premise of the story is wrong (rabbit and the hare).
Life isn't even a race against the Joneses or anyone else.
It's a journey unique to each individual.
Being positive isn't always easy when things are difficult.
You just got to embrace each struggle in a way that you're proud of how you handled it when you look back from the other side.
I’m sorry to hear that.
We had a bit of a go on a political thread a while back and I was less than kind but I hope that shit works out for you and that this post finds you feeling good and doing well.
Just because we don’t always agree doesn’t mean we can’t be friends :)
It's all good. I try to keep in mind that most people are doing things with what they think are good intentions. We're all just looking at the situation through different lenses.
Yeah I kind of poured a bit of my heart into those 2 posts, but the OP, especially the title, just hit really close to home. BJJ has played a big part of my recent life philosophy...I'm not talking about bjj technique like keenan was. I'm talking about mental approach, whether it's competing or training since anxiety, stress, frustration, etc. can be triggers for seizures. So the bjj cliches have taken on real meaning to me on a day to day basis.
It's a bit of a timely post too because I'm reflecting on trying to compete at the boston open in a couple weeks. My meds are fucking me up a bit making me tired. I've got a neurology appt next week to see if I should switch meds. I've also got to make sure that the anxiety of competing doesn't trigger a seizure in the middle of the comp! But I don't want my world to close in around me. I've already got to give up scuba diving. So this comp is more of a personal struggle to make sure I can control what I'm able to do.