Dream Team Challenge – Day 9

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Image by Jade Lee Mind Body Transformations

Evening! Today brings around day 9 of this 30 day mind and body challenge.

This evening I went to dinner with Melbourne Victory at the Football Federation Victoria Gold Medal Dinner.  It’s a smaller version of what the AFL call the Brownlow Medal.  I took the day off as a long weekend, to get myself looking all pretty and things for the evening. Got my hair curled, makeup done and wore this amazing dress. I felt pretty.

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Today was all about visualizing your dreams and goals again but this time as a whole and not just about your body.  Where do you want to do in life; what do you want to do; do you have  term goals that you are currently working towards?

What is my greatest dream?  This one was so easy for me, I could say it in my sleep!

I want to attend the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  Dream BIG! You never know how far you can go until you try.

So that’s the end goal.  What’s the plan?  I’m still working on it.. However, I have now completed my Event Management Diploma, I’ve been volunteering non-stop with major sporting clubs like Melbourne Victory and I just need 1 person to believe in me enough to give me a go in a different career.

This is a huge long-term goal – 6 years from now.  I have no idea what I am doing next week but hopefully, it’s something that will make this dream a little bit closer and a little more real.

#Footballisforever. As I have said many many times, football is my freedom and I will stop at nothing to get where I want to be. What are your biggest hopes, dreams and goals? Think about that.

#conquer
C. xx

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Emotions and Updates.

It’s Monday morning.  I am supposed to be refreshed and rested from the weekend, ready to tackle the next 5 days. Nope that’s not happening.  I’m still exhausted and the weekend didn’t help to relieve that all all.

I tried to study.  I really did.  However, exhaustion just gets in the way and my time is spent just staring at my laptop screen rather than doing any productive work.   School is on mid-semester break this week which means I don’t have to go there tonight or Wednesday.  I do still have to go to work but at least I can come home earlier and maybe even go to sleep earlier.

There are exactly 60 days until I need to submit my assignment.  That means there are 68 days until I pitch my idea to the judging panel.  I’m still slugging along at all the briefs and any mini assignments and quizzes that come along.  My average is still sitting above 90 which is good.  I plan to keep it there.  I just need to take it a step at a time and not get too caught up in how much work I have left to do.  I just need to focus on getting one thing done, then moving on to the next item.

All I can imagine is seeing my event being staged here.  The idea is amazing.  I just need to execute the pitch perfect.

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Enough about study.  It’s getting there. I’m just thinking of all the free time I am going to have when it’s done.

Let’s chat about the update that I was supposed to give you a week ago but just haven’t had the time to get on here for a good half an hour to tell you.

My weekly boxing class finished up last Tuesday and will not be available next term.  To tell you the truth, I’m pretty disappointed or pissed off.  Whatever way you want to look at it.  It was one of the main reasons I was still making it to the gym.  I thoroughly enjoy belting the crap out of the pads each week and relieving some stress from the week before.  Now it’s not available, I’ve had to rethink the structure of my week and finances and whether it’s really worth paying for something that I am not going to use to it’s full potential.

I cancelled my membership at the gym. Yep.  Sometimes it’s just not worth it.  At the moment, between work and study, I’m making it to the gym an average of once a week.  That’s almost $18 a session and I could find a better use for the fee.  I have until the end of October (and another fee payment) to keep going due to the notice period in the contract.

That brings me to my second update.  I’m going to start doing PT with Jade, my trainer at the gym. She runs her own business.  You can find it here and here.  I’m super excited about it.  We will be training at the gym she trains at, Stryve Gym: Ultimate Training Centre.  I went for a little look-see on Friday night with #boyfie and I definitely wasn’t prepared for what I saw.  Now, I’m terrified.  I know it’s going to be a better option for me but that doesn’t stop me from overthinking the situation. PT will be on Thursday evenings.  When my course is over, I will have a look at joining Stryve

Another session we have going at the moment is our kickboxing bootcamp on Sunday’s.  It was a normal bootcamp session which all kinds of things thrown in but since boxing has been removed from Tuesday evenings, Jade decided to change the session and keep it just boxing/kickboxing.  I love it.  I have bruised some tendons in my left hand knuckles (from punching too hard of course *wink face*) so I’ve been taking it a little easy.  I need to ice it some more today as I thought it was fine coming into yesterday’s session, but surprise surprise, it wasn’t and I need to try out some lighter gloves.

I have one other update in which I need to tell you guys.  Last Thursday, I kicked and trained with a football.  It was one of the most satisfying training sessions I’ve ever experienced.  It wasn’t anything special.  We just passed the ball around in a circle, had some shots on goal and played a miniature game.  I felt the freedom of the field flow back into my body.  I felt the crunch of the grass under my studs.  It sounds a little strange, but for a footballer (or maybe just my weird self) there is nothing more important at that time, except you, the ball and the field. I was and am so proud of myself for pushing through the recovery of my knee reconstruction.  Day 595 and football is back in my blood baby! 🙂 YEW! Maybe I’ll be able to don the green kit again for Rangers, just like this. ❤

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That’s about all I have for now.  My PT session is on Thursday evening, so hopefully I can give you an update after that and let you know that I didn’t collapse and I’m okay.

Brief Three.

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Full steam ahead of Semester 2 of my Event Management Diploma and tonight we got given Brief 3 of our Major Project.  Originally it was a 10 part monster but it’s been cut back to 7. Umm. Yay.

This doesn’t make it easier. Having less briefs that is.  I’m still snowed under. I’m still poor in managing my time. (You’d think studying it would me better at it!)

We have to create a mood board to reflect what we want our event to feel like, look like and help to draw out what emotions we get from attending such an event.

When you think of football, what do you see?

I see the freedom of football. The smell of the pristine and freshly cut grass. The feel of cleats crunching into the earth. The wind in your hair and the fight in your heart. The empowerment in teamwork and the precision of the game. The laughter of children and the skills they develop. The passion. The love. The magic. The fulfillment.

All these things I see, feel and hear come straight from my heart but I find it difficult to find physical images that relate. Putting it down on paper (or virtual paper) might help to explain to others though, on why I love this game so much. It might even help with visual ideas when I’m having an off day and can’t think of things.

I still need to touch up briefs 1 and 2 however this is an entirely live document. There is no right or wrong until December when I  present it. I just need to keep working on it and make time and take things as they come.

Love the world game.

La love,
C. x

The World Game.

I think this is becoming a thing. Posting while I’m half asleep and in bed but it’s working for me so I’ll keep going.

FOOTBALL.

Everyone knows (or should know) how much this game means to me.  An ACL reconstruction saw the end to my playing career (for now) but it hasn’t held me back from loving the game.

HOWEVER.

Now that I am not playing, I almost feel like a part of me is missing.  I still watch it on TV (when I haven’t fallen asleep on the couch.  Sorry #boyfie!) and the #boyfie and I had a road trip with some friends to Adelaide to see Liverpool play.  This still doesn’t fill that small cavity in my heart that has been left by not partaking some way in the sport.

I THINK I FOUND A SOLUTION.

In this second semester of college, we have to dream up and create an event.  All fantasy of course because we don’t have infinite amounts of money, but we do need to plan it as if it were real. It’s not physical activity but I’ve decided to follow my passion and create a football event.  Hey, not super original in the concept but my content is there.  Not going to give away any spoilers just now but I want to make this event perfect.

I feel like this is the missing piece of the puzzle.  I live and crave football.  This way, I can think about football 24/7 and have a legitimate reason. Umm, yay!

I might post up some sneak peaks but in the mean time, it’s time for some shut eye.

La Love,
C. x

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