I’ve thought about taking some form of martial arts or self-defense class for the past couple months. I think it may make me feel a little safer in my life. It used to make me feel safe when I studied martial arts 12 years ago. It would also help me get in shape and be healthy. The only problem is that I’m too scared to do it on my own. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’ll probably think about it for approximately 3 months before doing something. I just want to feel empowered, I want to feel like I can take care of myself. I don’t want to be terrified for my life every time someone knocks on the door. I want to know that I can take my dog for a walk by myself and not feel threatened by others around me. I’m not sure if this will ever happen, but at least I know I’m thinking about it, which is the first step in the process.

4 thoughts on “I Want To Empower Myself

  1. You can think about it for 3 months if you want. Nothing wrong with that. Or you can choose to put it on your list and locate places to take lessons next week if you choose. Up to you. I think I read a blog post of yours about how much martial arts helped you. So in this case you don’t need to investigate if you will benefit etc. like with treatment options. Just if you can find a place where you choose to take lessons again. And even if you start at one dojo and you don’t like it – just like support groups – there are lots of them out there and not every one is right for each person. But you can usually find one that works for you if you want to. 🙂

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    1. It’s probably something I’ll do eventually. I enjoyed it in the past. I just don’t have it in me to try at this point. I like that you said if I don’t like one dojo, then I can try another. Thanks


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