I wrote a post in January 2008 called Do Something Else. It was sometime after my ACL surgery and my sister suggested that I quit karate and do something else.
It has been over two years....today she said it again. I am sure if I stopped practicing and teaching I could find "something else". I wonder if it would be easy to pack away my equipment. How long would it take before I did not miss it anymore? Karate would be just a memory.
It makes me sad to even think about it. I would miss training, friendships, conversations, students, questions and the joy of discovery.
I guess it is good for my sister to tell me to "do something else" every once in a while. It makes me think about why I continue practicing.
It is a reminder to appreciate the WHY....