It finally happened.
Yesterday I got to pick up the key to my new space for the Ninja gym.
It is so weird because I seriously thought it would feel real and it hasn't yet.
I was waiting for the tears to come or anything resembling emotions.
I never in a million years thought that any of my dreams would come true.
I've dreamt of getting married. Hasn't happened.
I've dreamt of having kids. Hasn't happened.
So, opening a ninja gym was just a dream that I never thought I'd fulfill.
Talking about it all the time was something I was good at.
Now, I actually get to run my own business.
It's surreal and bittersweet.
It's taken me a year to fulfill that dream.
I've gotten questions about why I wanted to open my own ninja gym.
My athletes deserve so much more than what they've been given in the last year.
They are at a standstill with their ninja skills and I wanted to be able to give them every opportunity to improve those skills.
I always felt like I was failing them as a coach because I wasn't allowed to move all the stuff around or that it was the same obstacles every day.
There was only so much I could do.
Now, I can give that stuff to them.
I can switch out obstacles every week to challenge them.
It really is a great feeling.
Today last year I was going thru the worst thing of my life and this year I am going thru one of the best things in my life.
The second I signed the lease, I wanted to call my dad.
When I picked up my key, I wanted to call my dad.
I keep trying to remember that he'd be so proud of me and what I've accomplished in the last year.
I miss him so much.