It’s been another one of those days whereby I’ve been picking up on old routines. It was my first class back at my karate club since November, although I have been doing my classes on a Friday afternoon for the Sports Centre, I’ve not been teaching at the club since the Grading last November.
That Grading was the week before I ended up at the Doctor’s and on antidepressants, I had already decided that once the grading was out of the way, I would take a few weeks off, but when it became obvious that I was struggling, it was decided between myself and Steve, my assistant, that I would take the rest of the year off, he was happy to cover all the classes. As the year ended my Mum and Dad retired from helping run the club, but Steve has agreed to take over their duties and also all the administration duties that I was doing, which takes a considerable amount of pressure from me, I can just concentrate on teaching and know the rest is in very good hands.
Sometimes it’s hard to let things go, I’ve put so much into keeping that club going over the years, that to hand over things to someone else isn’t easy, but if there is anyone I can trust, then it’s Steve, plus he has an eye for detail, he will make sure everything runs smoothly.
So it was my first class since last November, which in some ways I wasn’t really looking forward to, the hip pain from walking the other morning has subsided, I haven’t walked for the last two mornings (although it was chucking it down this morning), so it’s settled down quite nicely. At the end of last year everything felt very tight, I couldn’t stretch and move as well as I usually can, but today things seemed so much better, despite the fact I’ve done very little since November, so on the whole I really enjoyed being back, much more than I thought I would.
So the New Year has started to move along quite nicely, I’ve had my hours reshuffled at work, which mean I’ll be working every Saturday morning, but in return I get every Friday afternoon off in lieu, which actually works in my favour and leaves it less of a rush to get to karate and be ready for Amplified when that kicks off again.
I’ve got a feeling this year is going to be so much better than 2013!
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
1 Peter 5:10
YOU BELONG TO ME by GREY HOLIDAY
You run, you hide
As tears fall from your eyes
They fall like snow
From a wounded soul
You hold inside
The hurt of great divide
The hole is starting to get old
So come back to the light
To the love, you will find
It’s been here all along
So come back to the start
And you’ll find in your heart
That you always belonged
Just take the rope
I won’t let it go
We can start again
I’m life, I’m hope
And I’m ready to explode
With how bad I want you back home
You’re my daughter, you’re my son
You’re the one I long to love
And you’ve heard I chose to die
Do you know you’re the reason why?