This might be a bit of a “dear diary” post but it’s my turn on the blog, so bear with me. I work for a very large corporation. I have been in my current position for about 4 years, which is way to long. I’m still there because I have no aspirations of moving up. Why? Well, at this point, I’m not really sure. When I graduated college I did what I was supposed to do, got a good job and started my “career”. For the last few years, I’ve watched countless people come and go and I’ve realized I’m just another number. I’m expendable. I’ve seen people in job roles only 2 or 3 levels above mine, work for 25 years to get there and make far less salary than they should. They work 75 hour weeks, miss the important things at home, and live on Subway or other cheap restaurants. I refuse to do that.
I went to an art show in DTLA this past weekend, which if you know me very well, is way outside my normal routine, so that in itself is a surprising catalyst. At the show there was a big glass vase where everyone was writing their dreams on a piece of paper and tossing them in, sort of like a wishing well. Mariam (Lil C) talked me into writing my dream down and tossing it in. My dream is to be a respected strength and conditioning coach.
I’ve thought about that dream all weekend. It’s a great dream. Now what am I doing to reach it? The answer is not enough, that’s for sure. I coach several classes a week, read articles, and learn from people who have been doing this longer than I have. I need to work harder. For the first time in my life, I actually know what I want to do. It feels pretty good. Now it’s time to do it. What are you doing to reach your goals?
Gumby knows all about mobility.
A. EMOTM for 14 minutes:
odd - 13 wall ball (20/14)
even - 9 pull ups
B. AMRAP 8 minutes:
12 box jumps (24/20)
8 push ups
4 kb swings (70/53, USA)
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