More than a gasshuku report

So it’s a week since I went to Finland for the gasshuku in Tyrnävä. I’ve never been that far north in my life and it once again, on a Friday, I was in an airport. Nothing makes me happier than to be heading somewhere, and with the end of the year looming it’s a good time to be taking stock. I had travelled with my laptop so that I could try and capture some of the feelings that I was having, but in truth it was to watch some movies. The thing was, I forgot to download anything and so by the time I arrived to the airport I didn’t have enough time to actually download anything decent. Just as well I had the entire Game of Thrones saved. I’ve started the first season about 4 times but never made it beyond the first say 5 episodes. Now I’m not a super duper Dan grade or anything so to be going so far to actually do what I love doing was a gift. 🎁 Which of course meant that I needed to plan what I was going to focus on for the weekend so that I was going to give people something meaningful to take away from the gasshuku. I knew little about the levels of the people I would work with and so I was more or less blind. Not nerve wrecking at all. Now I had the experience […]

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Time to grow…

I’ve experienced my greatest advancements as a result of living through  times of significant pain.  To be honest, most of the time I didn’t actually ask for this growth, I knew I needed it, but for the most part I was kinda happy for things to just “happen”, at least when I was younger.  Underneath everything though, I am highly […]

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Cloud gazing…

Well it is the last night here in Canada… tomorrow I head back to London. What can I say. It’s been epic. Of course that’s really easy to say but honestly I’ve not felt like this in a long time. I came to Canada after a fairly hectic few weeks, actually a fairly hectic few months and all I can […]

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