As we get older, it’s likely that we will be uncomfortable with the idea that we didn’t ever try to do the thing that we loved or attempt to obtain what we truly wanted. I decided not to regret one of the things I didn't do.I finally decided to fulfill my childhood dream of learning martial arts. The first time I learned about the arts was when I was five living in NYC. My mom and aunt worked near a martial arts school and boy i loved seeing how the kids trained even if it was by starring through the window. I wanted to learn so badly but my mom couldn't afford it and honestly thought i was too tough already and felt I'd want to fight everyone (not true, lol). As a child I wanted to be the Karate Kid! I loved play fighting with my #childhood friends, great memories I hold dear to my ❤. I also had the interest thanks to the amazing movies that played on Sundays.
As you can imagine I was so excited when Sofia started learning #taekwondo. I also realized that the passion I had to learn never really left me.
I would come up with all kinds of excuses, from the belief that I'm too old, don't have the extra time, I'm a 'parent' my focus is now my daughter.
The truth is that it’s never too late for #anyone to follow their dreams. You're never too old to chase a dream.
Reality is our kids want to see us do interesting, exciting, and unique things; it inspires them. Remember, we are our kids’ most important role models, and when they see us achieving our goals and doing things that interest us, it makes them want to do the same.
Last night I got my #whitebelt and let me tell you how good it felt to have my daughter watching me test and see how proud she was of me.
Looking forward to this new #journey!
#nevertoooldtochaseadream #taekwondo #cmma