2012 – my balance sheet

Hey peeps. It’s been a while I know. And I never really said what have I been up to and why I stopped posting videos and writing new articles. It’s because I had to throw in some changes in my life and I’ll explain my reasons now. I am writing this in order to summarize […]


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Hey peeps. It’s been a while I know. And I never really said what have I been up to and why I stopped posting videos and writing new articles. It’s because I had to throw in some changes in my life and I’ll explain my reasons now. I am writing this in order to summarize things for myself, to inform you and hopefully help you make some decisions as well.

Job

I graduated university last year so I pretty much had to occupy my newly freed time with something. Something that could earn me money so I can continue supporting myself on my own. As you know I was already training people in the gym and making a little cash out of it. But however training is directly related to my lifestyle-philosophy, it’s my sacred past time activity and I wanted to keep it that way. When I meet with a potential client I really need to click with him in order to accept him as a student. And this kind of approach can’t earn much. So I had to either sort of “sell out” my hobby, ideals and principles or find something else to do for a living.

Just as I was contemplating about all that I found a new job. Which provides me with enough money to go by and at the same time free time to keep training going. But before I got here…

Balance

The problem when starting a new job always is balancing it with your lifestyle. I had always been giving everything I had to my training which is the sole reason why I improved that much over the years. It’s the only way I knew – to keep training throughout the whole day, everyday.

Needless to say I experienced a conflict between training and work. For I wanted to excel in my job and also keep developing my training. It’s always easy to be average in what you do but I want to be above that. Took me around 5 months until I achieved the balance I was looking for. But now I am reaping the fruits out of what I achieved.

New perceptions.

Now why am I not posting anything new? Because I realised I am not having much free time anymore and would like to spend what I am provided with on bigger videos and articles.

Speaking of I am still working on the next showreel. I understand that it’s been QUITE a while but hey! let’s enjoy life and not rush things. Whenever I finish it, I finish it. There are more than enough great underground athletes posting videos on youtube all the time. Let them substitute my absence until I am ready to come back.

Right now I am sort of taking a break, attempting to spend a portion of my income and time on traveling. I was in London in April, then visited Milan and Florence in May. Next I’ve planned for either Netherlands or Turkey. I’ll use this opportunity to meet up with any of you that might have a desire to share a workout with me.

But don’t worry I will be back at some point with more materials. I bought a second camera, a new tripod, will invest more money in new equipment along the way. I need to visualize things before I come back, something new is forming in my head.

Greetings,
-Arthlete