It’s been a tough day.
It’s been a long week of fighting, making a million phone calls, and Resist Botting (is that a word?). While my heart hurts for our broken country, I don’t have the luxury of sitting around crying all day. And neither do you.
We have work to do.
This is what I had to say in Always Get Back Up — Living Kyokushin Karate
“It’s not easy surviving life, even without the challenges I’ve faced. Life is incredibly hard. There are days when I want to give up and run away. There are days I’d like to scream at the world. There are days I just want to crawl back into bed and pretend I’m anyone else. Anywhere else.
But I won’t stop fighting until the day I die. And there are a few people I’d like to haunt, so death may not be strong enough to stop me.
Being Kyokushin isn’t about how tough my physical body is today, or how many fights I’ve won. It’s not about how many stripes are on my belt, or how many students I teach. Being Kyokushin means I know I have the strength to survive anything that life throws at me.
I know life’s next challenge is right around the corner. I know I’m going to be knocked out cold, laid out flat on the floor. It’s inevitable. It’s only a matter of time. It’s just how life works.
I may be bruised, bleeding, and a little broken. It may not be pretty, but I’m going to get right back up every single time.
Because I am Kyokushin.”
I’m going to amend that statement and add that I’m also Indivisible. That means I’m going to stand back up and fight. Every. Damn. Time.
And so are you.