How Martial Arts Are Helping Me

Hey guys! How’s your week going so far? It’s almost half way through the semester, and I am doing pretty good! I wanted to share with you guys how martial arts have been helping me balance out my life. Don’t forget to subscribe if you want to get weekly posts! 🙂

If you didn’t already know, I am taking an Aikido class this semester, at my universities’ gym. Aikido is a Japanese martial art, based on the Samurai warriors and their sword-fighting techniques. The art was adapted into more modern techniques and practical applications, however the basic ideas, culture and etiquette remains the same. The man who took it into his life to bring back and adapt Aikido in the 20th century was Morihei Ueshiba O Sensei (great teacher). He was very passionate about this and studied for a very long time in Japanese.

The word Aikido means the following: ‘ai’-the balance, in harmony with; ‘ki’-spirit or life; ‘do’-the way or path. So Aikido roughly means the way of being in balance with life. 

What’s really interesting is that this is so true. Originally I though that a martial art was something you practice, fight or whatever. But it really does change you and how you see life but how you act. So, here’s how I changed and why I love Aikido and why I would encourage you to try one!

 

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So guess what? Basically I forgot to write a post for today. So that kinda sucks. I was really busy last week through yesterday and I think the next few days will be slightly better (hopefully). Which means I will hopefully be able to write some good posts this week for next week!

So for now is just a little school/life update I guess. Hope you’re interested! 😉

My classes are all good, I actually really like Accounting and Economics, although Econ can be fairly overwhelming sometimes. I am taking Honors Econ and it is macro, micro and business Econ in one class (4 credits), so it’s quite a bit. But I still like it. Also I don’t know if I mentioned which classes I was taking this semester, but I am taking 18 credits: accounting 201, honors economics, statistics, nutrition (uggh!), honors texts& critics and aikido.

I am really loving Aikido by the way! It’s a Japanese martial art and it’s super fun! I am not a very physical person (or aggressive) so this is really helping me balance out as well as giving me way more confidence in general. It’s really cool to learn all these moves and etiquette. So shout out to Dad for giving me the nudge into it! 🙂

I have been going to the gym a few times a week too. It feels really good to get moving, work out or swim. Even if I’m mentally tired it keeps me going to do something physical.

Work has been going really well too. I got a part-time work study job at the Army ROTC office on campus. I really like it, it’s just admin stuff but I like being around the military and the people are super friendly and happy. Plus it’s on campus so I can work it around my schedule AND I get to do homework if I’m not busy. So basically all around A-plus!

Other than that I’ve been trying to rest as much as I can. Hopefully this coming week is less busy. I had an exam yesterday and a couple papers due last week, but I think it’s two weeks before anything else other than homework comes my way! (then it’ll all hit me with a bang!) I’ve been fairly stressed out with everything, just trying to balance the homework and try to still get half a weekend in and enjoy the beautiful weather. Sometimes you feel like it’s either or and you can’t balance everything. I just try and then it kinda all works out OK.

Fall is about here, it’s cooler and the trees are turning. I am both happy and sad…I love the summer, but I love fall and the colors, smells, pumpkin, and snow…so yeah, I am happy.

I hope y’all are doing great! I wanted to share one thing I think is important during school, especially college: Aim for A’s, do your best, and what you get will be just fine. Grades are important, and I love to get A’s. But what’s important is that you learn and do your best and then the letter is less important!

Comment down below how you’re doing, and also let me know if you have any suggestions of things you’d like me to write about! Happy to oblige you! Love you guys! Don’t forget to SMILE! 😀 ❤              –Myriam

 

New Follower Q&A: Ask me anything! + Wisdom Teeth :/

Hello everyone! I’ve gotten a lot of new followers lately, which is so awesome, thanks so much! ❤ I figured that you might have questions to ask me or would like to get to know me better, so I want to do a Q&A!

Leave a comment asking me anything! The more the merrier! Also, I would love post ideas that I can plan for, because school starts in a couple weeks and then I need them planned! 🙂

I can’t wait to read your comments–I will be answering them as soon as possible between now and Wednesday. I have my wisdom teeth surgery on Wednesday so I will be out of commission for a bit! (Wish me luck, I am a little nervous. Also if you’ve had the surgery, any tips?)

Ask away! ❤

College Q&A

Hello everyone! I am going to be answering the couple questions I got about college! Hope you enjoy, and if you haven’t yet, please do subscribe to my blog for weekly posts! ❤

Ashley asked, Are you planning on monetizing your blog?” Yes, I am! I really want to learn how and try to get some extra income off of it. All subs and likes/shares are really appreciated! I love your support! 🙂

Emma asked, Is college harder or easier than you expected? If you could warn/tell your past self about one thing (before going to college) what would it be?” 

First, college is academically easier than I expected. Somehow in my mind I had made college out to be very, very difficult, academically speaking. And obviously there are harder classes, tough days and assignments you wish never existed, but overall college is easier than I expected it to be. In other aspects college is about the same as I thought it was going to be. Some professors are great, some aren’t. There are lots of great people, and some are not so great. Most of the college systems and staff are bureaucratic and the dorms and food are crap. Which is why I am so happy that I am living at home!

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