These are the stories of my trials and tribulations from my globetrotting, jiu-jitsu and life changing adventures. I have chosen this path in hopes of obtaining a deeper understanding for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and to further my quest of self discovery. I am a purple belt with big aspirations of earning a black belt
some day. You'll hear about amazing people I meet and continue to inspire me. My journey is also documented with
beautiful photographs I have taken along the way.
I never wanted to let anyone down in my life, especially myself. I always “put
it all on the line” and ran a mile a minute. Needless to say, I always bit
off more than I could chew and never sat still long enough to let my ass hit
the chair. Sleep? I'll sleep when I am
dead, I thought. I drank a pot of coffee a day and treated my body like a wasteland. I slept maybe
5 hours a night, when I was lucky. I was always running high stress mode so I had no appetite, I never ate and when I did it was whatever was most convenient. I drove
my car into the ground driving 300-500 miles a week. My house was a disaster.
My cats were neglected. I never made time for my friends or family. I never
made time for myself. I never took care of myself. I was destitute. I poured
every penny I had into chasing my dreams but I forgot about myself. I forgot
the most important component.
It was just a matter of time for me. I lived like this for years None of us are invincible, but I thought I was. Al…