Well for my countless readers out there (they must number in the TENS by now!), I am finally back at the keyboard for a little blogging. I’ve said this before, but perhaps I’ll stay on the wagon for a while longer this time.
It’s been entirely too long since I’ve written anything here. I’m aiming to fix that and be active in the blogosphere with some regularity again. If nothing else, writing is a great outlet for frustrations and all of the noise that tends to rattle around in our heads (in MY head, at least!)
In the time since my last entry, a number of changes have happened — I began working full-time in a machine shop and left that job a few months later. Went broke, made some money, went broke again. I got a side gig teaching martial arts to kids. I recently had a roommate move in. I even began a couple of side business ventures, one of which involves fitness education and consulting (teaching personal trainers, etc.). I’ve been doing a lot of stuff! But one of the most exciting developments is that I am FINALLY IN GRAD SCHOOL!
Sure, I spent a little time working on my MBA, but as of January 2013 I’m now back in and starting coursework in my major field — Specifically my Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science. I’m currently working on literature reviews for an upcoming research study as part of a special project course with one of my favorite professors. While that may not sound exciting to most of you, my inner geek is squealing with delight! I’m finally moving toward an education goal that has been sitting in limbo for a very long time. It seemed to be in jeopardy for a while, so I’m relieved that things are moving forward again.
In addition to the college work, I’m also going full tilt toward a few new certifications. I finally got RTS certified late last year (more on my new status as a Resistance Training Specialist in a future post), and after a short break I’m now excited to expand my qualifications even further. I’m shooting for a couple of NSCA Certifications at the moment — Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). I’m burning through the books daily!
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During all of this change, I’ve gotten to spend a lot of time figuring out just what my priorities are. While I still have so very far to go, I have a much better sense of direction than I did just a few months ago. I’m excited to write about these developments in more detail soon. As for tonight, I felt the need to reestablish where I currently am before going back into the fitness blogging itself. Thanks for reading, and I’m planning a number of new posts and content updates elsewhere on the site for the near future. I might even get started tonight 🙂
As always, take care!