I’ve officially been boxing for 1 whole year today. Well not the whole year, I haven’t been boxing for 8765.812 hours (that’s how long a year is!) just an hour a day, five days a week. But you know what,
I AM SO DAMN PROUD OF MYSELF!
I’m so much stronger, I eat healthy so I have lots of energy to punch all the things, and I just feel tough as hell! Plus I sleep better and my anxiety is at an all time low.
For those who weren’t around a year ago, this all started because a dude smacked my ass at a bar. Naturally, Mad Mags ran after him and punched him in the head but to my dismay, he was unharmed. Surprised, embarrassed, and immediately ran out of the bar but totally uninjured except for his pride. While it was satisfying to punch that jerk, I guess I realized I wasn’t the powerful beast I imagined myself to be. So if I wanted to keep acting like a tough guy I needed to get the muscle to back it up.
So I joined a boxing gym because that seemed like a thing strong people did. I was really uncoordinated and awkward at first but you can’t really mess up punching things so I stuck with it. Now a year later, I fucking love it and I’m GREAT at it. My trainers actually scolded me last week for not moving up to the advanced class sooner.
This post isn’t meant to encourage you to workout or make you feel bad if you don’t, cause fuck that do whatever’s best for you. I’m just really proud of myself for working hard and making a positive change in my life. And for finding something that’s purely for me that makes me so freaking happy.
And I just got hit by another!
Flies! Get better at the thing you’re named after!
I went to the doctor to see what’s going on with my ears and it turns out they were clogged for a myriad of reasons (flying, swimming, living in NYC with our smoggy-ass air). So my doctor cleaned them and now EVERYTHING IS SO LOUD! Someone slightly rustling a newspaper on the subway sounds like it’s INSIDE MY HEAD. Don’t even get me started on the hurricane that is my own breathing. We were not meant to hear this well! I think this is the first time in my life I regret going to the doctor.
I haven’t been tumblr’ing much lately which I guess is fine but I do feel like I’m neglecting you folks. I haven’t been drawing either which is BAD. Drawing keeps me balanced so I need to get back into it.
Also my gym membership seems to be broken? The guys at the front desk know me and keep signing me up for classes and saying they’ll fix my account soon. But until they do… free boxing!
I can’t really hear out of my right ear so that’s a cool new thing that’s happening. I thought it was from flying but I think I’m getting a cold. Which fucking blows because it’s summer and colds are winter nonsense.
And finally, I applied to some jobs this week! One of which I’m totally qualified for AND it would be a promotion so I’m crossing my fingers that I hear back from them.