Ahh, it's summer and incredibly hot these days...
I realised I haven't updated my journal in some time again and since I use it a bit like a diary and I'm procrastinating at the moment, I'd like to write a few things down
After my lapwing season ended (and it looks like I might actually have enough data for my thesis, now!), I went to Croatia on a training camp with my karate group. It was an incredible week and I enjoyed myself so much! We had a lot of fun and fooled around quite a bit, too...
I shared the room with three girls and two of our teachers and we had frequent visits from other friends from a room across the hall, shared the dishes, fridges and so on, so it was always very lively around
There I even passed the grading for the 6th kyu and therefore earned to right to sow a nice black stripe on my orange belt
Just the next weekend there was another, very intensive training camp with 4 or 6 hours of karate a day and some more sports in the meantime. The next weekend there was a visit of two high graded karate teachers from England, so we showed them around and spent some time with them. Yeah, that's basically how I spent June
I decided to work on school stuff etc. in July, but I'm procrastinating however I can and go to any karate event there is. There are some planned for August, so until then I need to work harder. One of the projects that needs to be done is to prepare my first ever poster (about my lapwings) for a scientific conference in - tam ta da da! -
...and there's still a lot of work on it...
As for the next school year, I hope to finish my diploma thesis and preparing the poster may help me with the deadlines
And another news is that, quite unexpectedly, three of my fellow karate students and I have been asked if we wouldn't be interested in helping out our teachers by actually getting our own beginner children class to teach. I'm not very sure if I'm experienced and competent enough, but we decided we'd at least give it a try and if there won't be any major problems, we will get our very own students
That idea is kind of scary, but exciting at the same time.
What are your plans for summer?