Been working my ass and mind off, physically and mentally to reach some personal goals. Physically, I’ve been training with about two workouts a day, everyday to become more physically toned, build endurance and cardio. I’ve been bouncing between intense workouts at the gym and at the martial arts club I practice at: Patenaude’s Fang Shen Do style Kung-Fu. Mentally, I’ve been re-training myself, studying and being tested to bring myself back up to the standard I require to work independently on the aircraft. If you go two months without flying, you temporarily lose your qualification, so you’re placed within a “Standards” cell to bring yourself back up to the standard to take back your qualification. Of course, I was gone for several months in Wainwright, Alberta, so there was no way at all to preserve my qualification. That’s okay though, because I will have it back within just a few weeks and it doesn’t change what I’m physically doing in my job: traveling the world!
I’ve probably mentioned it in an earlier post, but I’ve already traveled to 18 countries in just 3 years. Keep a close eye on my blog, because in just a few weeks from now, that number is going to shoot up from 18 to 23 countries and I’m going to some really exotic places that most people will never go to in their life, or may not even heard of in her life! I can’t mention them now though, so you’re going to just have to deal with the suspense! What a tease, right?
Tonight, I have another great Kung-Fu class to look forward to and tomorrow, I spend the day mission planning for my next gig in the air!
I’ve finally reached four years of service within the Canadian Forces, so at any given time, I could be receiving a promotion to the next rank: “Leading Seaman” which is the Army equivalent of “Corporal”. With a promotion, you deal with more responsibilities, seniority and a pay increase of course, which I am really looking forward to!
With a bit more cash coming in every month, I’m thinking of taking up some music lessons (if time permits)… I’d love to learn the Electric Keyboard and there’s a place in town that is giving lessons for a very fair price. I’ve only studied Music for a short period in school, about two years or so, but I picked it up really fast.
Time to cook up a healthy Supper!