a day

Paid karate dues today, and paid the entrance fee for a tournament next month. Also paid 30$ for a dvd covering the first kata we learn. Other than that, 0 dollars.

Karate was the most emotionally difficult part of my day. Read some recently about the 5-factor personality rubric, and was taken aback by the “neuroticism” trait. Sensitivity and nervousness. A lack of emotional stability. The formulation gives me something to think about and to focus on. I’m not happy about how high my score is on that factor.

We sparred in karate, and I got eliminated in the first round. I want to practice that more. So easy to lose focus when the adrenaline hits. Practice is the only way.