Thursday, May 28, 2009

Vacation, yea....that's right.

Going on vacation!!!

Yeah…it’s time I took one. I’ve decided to use the earnings from my next fight to take a vacation to my favorite place in the world (Korea). Visit some friends, some family, and maybe get some training in with the ever technical Dr.Frankl. My MCL needs time to heal and my body has really taken a severe pounding over the past couple of months.

21 days to go.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

My heart is broken.

I can't stop thinking about her.

Friday, May 22, 2009

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am now officially at the 27 day countdown before my fight. The next three weeks will be long and grueling. This fight however is the only thing that is separating me from a beautiful vacation to the other side of the world. It is times like this that makes me believe that the world is so crazy and incomprehensible, how does anyone cope with it? In many ways my life is simple and my goals are straightforward.

Fight->Win->Go on vacation and see people you love.

In other news the UC has been great, i'm down to 15mg/day of prednisone...and I cannot wait to get off this damn stuff.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

You’re the reason I’m doing this day in and day out.
I’ve seen your face….
You’re the reason I’m in pain.
I’ve seen your face….
You haunt my dreams and permeate my thoughts.
I’ve seen your face…
You’re the reason I’ve given up so much.
I’ve seen your face….
And every time I’m winning
I’ve seen your face….

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Still doing well!

I'm happy to say that one of my friends has fought and beaten cancer (fighting!::shakes fist::), there is hope for us all. As of now I’m still tapering off prednisone with only a few blips here and there. I will be so very happy when I can get off the damn stuff. Other than that I’ll be competing in the Pan-Am tournament for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in sunny California. I can't wait to leave cold and gloomy New-England (maybe one day for good). Until then I leave you all with this....

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Wanting, wishing, and waiting...

Today was just one of those days where I wished I was somewhere else, doing something else. I found this website that sheds light onto how many people in the US actually have a passport. A whopping 20% or so, of those I wonder how many have actually traveled outside the US/Touristy destinations (Yes Canada I’m throwing you in that category). It’d be a fair guess to say that the 20% of people will never travel and live off the beaten path. So where am I going with all this? Lately I’ve been reflecting on my time as a student abroad. The experience helped totally change the way I looked at things. The opportunity to make friends from everywhere is indescribable. For once in my life I actually got to meet genuine Europeans, Koreans, Chinese, Russians, Uzbekistani, Aussie, and Kiwi flavored personalities. While the experience had both its highs and lows I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Since I’m in the BA/MA program it means that I will soon have another opportunity to do study abroad. I’ve been mulling over where to go. Something keeps drawing me back to Korea…first time was awesome, what would a second one hold? My university is making a huge push to both send and receive international students lately. I am hoping with this rise in funding and awareness that I can successfully pull off another study abroad. Expert planning? Check. Fiscal Shrewdness? Check. Now to make it happen….

Monday, February 9, 2009

Doing Well!

Haven’t update much lately, I’ve been very busy with the new semester in school. I am a senior, can you believe it? When we were young people taught us that education was the key and that once you had it the world would be yours. Unfournately the real world doesn’t work out to be so warm and cuddly. I am graduating into the worst job market…well….probably just about ever, which leaves me two choices. A.) Find a Job or B.) Go to grad school. Needless to say I’ve gone with option B, 70+ resumes and 2 interviews later I am still jobless. I need to maintain my insurance as well (another deciding factor here), one of the medications I’m on is literally $500 (ouch) a month without insurance.

As far as my social life is concerned I am back to normal, living and enjoying the things that I almost had taken away thanks to Ulcerative Colitis. I run, lift weights, practice martial arts and sports. I appreciate life a whole lot more now that I am almost “normal”. I think going through these types of hardships in general help strengthen your spirit as a person. I can only imagine what thoughts go through other people’s heads with more serious conditions. Those being said, enjoy your friends, family, and others. Life is too short to hold grudges or be angry all the time. Even the people you don’t see too often or that live far away think of them and hold them close to your heart. This one goes out to you...

Current Drug Regime:

Lialda 4.8Gm/Day
Prednisone 20mg/day