“When You Want Something, All the Universe Conspires in Helping You to Achieve it.”

It’s strange because when I started this I thought that I was going to have to force myself to make new posts, but I lately have found myself trying to resist the urge to post more frequently.

There was a Street Fighter tournament run this past weekend, and though I wasn’t 100% happy with the way it was run in the end, I still had a good time. I didn’t really play a whole lot of casuals like I would normally, but I didn’t feel bad about it. I played with who I needed to and that was it. Despite me being there at 1pm and the Street Fighter tournament didn’t start till around 7:30 or 8pm I don’t think my execution suffered. Unfortunately I went 1-2 [1 win and 2 Losses (double elimination format)] which bummed me out. I lost to the guy who took 3rd and a guy who wins a lot of the locals where I live. During the tournament I had to borrow a control stick and I messed up a move I can normally do very consistently. At the time I complained that the control was more loose than I’m used to, and looking back at it I agree that is a pretty piss-poor excuse, so I’m just going to write it as tournament nerves got to me. It really sucks though, because I think I put in a lot of work and effort into trying to get better but it seems like every time I go to one of these regional tournaments I go at best 2-2 [2 wins and 2 Losses]. When I got home, I put together a list of things I thought I could improve on and am slowly going through them 1 by 1 to try and learn them.

I also made another crucial mistake over the weekend at the tournament, I spent too much money and at the local bi-weekly I had to choose between dinner and entering, and I chose dinner. When I told a friend I wasn’t entering, he said he would spot me the money, but when we went to try and sign me up, they had already made the bracket and there was no room to put me in and I was super bummed and just played casuals all night : /

I’ve also started up a running/walking routine that I adopted from Will Smith. When I go running, I’ve started to listen to audio books instead of music. Not just any audio books though, the ones I listen to have to be thought provoking. I tried it yesterday with the book “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho and I had a great time. Even when you’re running it’s surprising how focused you are on the story, and  it allows you to take your mind off how tired you are and think only about the story. I figure I’ll do that 3 times a week for an hour and a half. I’ll run till I’m tired and then just walk the rest of the way, that way each time I try to push myself to run for longer. They have free copies of the audio book on itunes and even if you’re not running I think the book is pretty good if you’re looking for something to read or listen to.

With all of those works in progress, even though I don’t believe in fate, here’s to the universe and me meeting up to achieve something.

{ We read this and thought “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” and his just got more interesting…. even if his dreams are lame. }

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