First of all, hey new followers! I suppose you got here via the liftings. So welcome to my weird ass blog.
For those of you that don’t know, while I’m not picking up heavy things I am a full time grad student going through an alternative teacher prep program (Dual Masters in Elem. Ed. and Special Ed) + teaching full time. Yep, full time means I’m still taking classes all summer and teaching summer school. Woo!
These past few days I’ve been having the post competition blues and being pretty hard on myself about my performance. It’s difficult not to compare myself to all the more successful lifters. But, when I got to work this morning I was greeted with TONS of hugs from my students who said they missed me and wanted to know all about how the competition went. The other teacher that covered my class told me they had a fit the first day because I was gone, even though I told them what was happening. I thought I’d be bummed to go back to work, but seeing those kids get excited for class IN THE SUMMER made me feel really great.
Considering everything i’ve been through in the past year or so…apartment burning down, starting grad school, starting teaching, losing friends to overdoses… I should be more proud of the fact that I still managed to hit PR’s and continue lifting consistently. I’ve effectively balanced school, work, lifting, and (somewhat of) a social life. I’m finally starting to accept that that’s pretty fucking awesome.