Journal Entry: Mon Jun 27, 2011, 12:23 PM
Alright, so we've all figured out that I'm not terribly adept at keeping my journal up to date. I'm rather busy and this isn't at the top of my priorities, so please do bear with me!
So it's been quite some time since my last update when I shared my venture in my professional capacity. My original goal was to start up my own boxing and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) gymnasium. That's still on the cards but in the mean time I've found a fantastic gym which has become my home away from home and I work there as a personal boxing and MMA trainer. I absolutely love it! Long days though. I'm normally up at 4am and take clients in the morning and the evenings and finish only at 9pm on certain days. Then in between I do alot of my own training and exercising. Then I'm also able to make time for my photography, my other great passion. All in all, I'm really busy and incredibly happy with it all!
Over the years that I've done MMA and boxing, I've competed in several small "club" competitions. Ive generally done rather well, especially where the boxing is concerned. I now have my biggest fight to date ahead of me. On 6th August 2011, I have a fight coming up of which my bout is the final and main bout of the evening. I'm fighting an older opponent with good experience and I believe that he's tough as nails, and I can't wait! I'm so excited! This I believe will be televised. The event is a "Box and Dine" evening, and a portion of the proceeds will be given to a Childrens Foundation. The winners from the evening will be selected to represent South Africa in the WCBA in Liverpool in England in December. This for me is a phenomenal opportunity as I've never been overseas before, so definitely a goal to work towards.
Then as to where my photography is concerned, I am thoroughly enjoying my latest project regarding "secrets". I'm finding the results fascinating! I also feel that artistically, this project has the legs to actually go somewhere. Where that is, I'm not too sure yet, but I'm certainly learning alot about people, and alot about myself through these different people. The only thing that I'm battling with is finding men that are willing to share their secrets. Interesting that the men that I've approached are generally far more uncomfortable with the idea of sharing their secrets as opposed to the women that I've approached... Regardless, keep a look out; I'll definitely find men and more women to share their secrets. I also have a few of my regular shoots lined up, as I really enjoy those too. All in all, I'm loving the ability to find more time to shoot.
Anyway, let's leave that at that...
Listening to: Queen
Drinking: Litchi Juice