Friday, May 30, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things- It's the End of May Already?!?

Thanks to our host Viklit and co-hosts Diana Wilder, L.G. Keltner, Cyborg Mom and CaffeMaggieato!

This week I'm Celebrating:

Bev the Radio Star  On Sunday a co-worker of mine and I were guest speakers on Recovery Radio, a local program that talks about the services we offer through our company.  The host interviewed us on the topic of mental health and acceptance and we spoke about the programs we run, how people can get help, and the realities of living with a mental illness.  It was way more anxiety-producing than I originally thought it would be and I was super nervous at the outset but by the end I was actually having fun and even thought that it ended too soon.  All-in-all not a bad result for my very first time on the radio!

A Day Off  This past Monday was Memorial day for us here in the states and while we didn't go away or have the typical cook-out we did celebrate not being at work by sleeping late, eating pancakes and binge-watching season 2 of Sherlock.  Benedict Cumberbatch + Martin Freeman + Pancakes = Heaven!

Progress with Breaking  So, as I've been talking about pretty much non-stop since a few months ago, my 3rd Dan test is coming up in- wait for it- 3 weeks!!!  Ahhhh!!!!  One of the things I'm most anxious about is breaking boards.  Of all the things I have a mental block about that's arguably the one with the worst, most seemingly-indestructible barrier.  As such, getting through the breaks on live boards prior to the test so that I know that I can do it is hugely important.  Well, last week I did my most difficult break (a 360 degree spinning back kick) successfully on live boards three times in a row.  Granted, for the test I need to break through three boards with that kick (cause it's a power break), but still- progress.  Of course now I only have three weeks left to get that kick down, but I'm focusing on the positive side of things for now.

That's it for me, what about you?



  1. Guest speakers on Radio must be a wonderful feeling. Congrats Beverly.

  2. Lots to celebrate, congrats on the radio interview :)

  3. Congrats on the radio interview and your progress on breaking boards ... can I say Wow!??! Time off and great TV show is always great too. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. I really need to get watching Sherlock, I've heard so many good things about it!

  5. How neat that you were on the radio! I would've been a nervous wreck. haha

  6. Yay, radio! Good luck on the board breaking. That is really amazing. ^_^
    The extra day off was great, right! ^_^

  7. Hmmm... Sherlock. Must watch!
    Fingers crossed on the 'breaking' - I never had the nerve!
    Diana at About Myself By Myself

  8. Wow! A 360 degree spinning back kick - wowza! That's awesome!
    And that Sherlock day sounds wonderful.

    Thanks for the blitz today!


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