Friday, April 19, 2013

Unexplained Absence

Hello readers,

I have been mysteriously absent of late and for that I apologize.  

There's been an awful lot going on lately that has caused me to step back from a variety of things.  I've often talked about maintaining perspective in life and concentrating on what's important.  I have had to do this over the last while.  I've re-evaluated some things, a tough but important part of any journey.  

I've not even trained more than a handful of times over the last couple of months, something that hasn't happened in over a decade. 

I don't mean to be overly cryptic about anything, but some intensely personal things have gone on and much of my time and energy has been required elsewhere.

Interestingly, things that are really important to me are coming back into focus. I'm getting the training itch again, a mildly agitated state that comes from lack of training.  And I miss this blog, and reading all of yours.

I ask for patience and understanding as things slowly come back on-line (pun) in my world.  Things will be sporadic for a while yet, but I wanted to give you an idea of what was going on.  

I appreciate every person who takes the time to read my ramblings.  So thank you.

And now to blow your mind...

Did you know that Jellyfish are immortal?

It's true, look it up.

Train safely, be in touch soon.



  1. My own motivation has been somewhat lacking as well. Best of luck for the future, JM!

  2. I've felt that same itch and agitation when my training has become interrupted by life and circumstances.

    Hope everything clears up soon and you can return to what you love.


  3. I am in a similar place in my life...dealing with intense personal issues, absent from my karate blog and missing my friends. I was in the dojo last night for the first time in several months.

    Wishing you the best...