Because of strength, I’ve learned so much about myself and what I’m capable of achieving.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Every woman draws their strength from something different. For some it’s family, their friends, or a hobby. For me, it’s Jiu Jitsu.
Jiu Jitsu has taught me that strength isn’t only about lifting heavy weights, it’s about conquering fears, overcoming adversity, and doing whatever it takes to achieve your goals.
I used to cry after every Jiu Jitsu class because I was frustrated and I wanted to quit. I came close to quitting a few times, but deep down I knew I would regret it. Some days I still cry after practicebut that’s okay with me, because I will always bounce back and keep pushing on despite these bumps in the road.
Because of strength, I’ve learned so much about myself and what I’m capable of achieving. A few years ago, I never would’ve seen myself training Jiu Jitsu 2-3 times a day and being an active competitor. I LOVE to compete. I don’t compete for medals or to prove something to anyone else, I compete because I love to remind MYSELF that I am capable of doing amazing things. If I’m strong enough to step out onto a competition mat and let someone try to put me to sleep or attack my limbs, I’m strong enough to conquer anything in life.