Monday, January 12, 2009

Exciting news!

I think I found a new direction during my time to myself. Firstly, I think I will cut way down on my drinking. It's gotten out of hand too many times to count, and I've needed to do something about it for a while. I think the problem was that I was just floating around in my life. I am comfortable with my job, but I need a little more stimulation. I have set two goals (oh my God, he has goals now!) 

The first is a Physical Goal. I want to commit two months to a boxing class. Now, I know this really isn't wise for a guy just coming off of a fractured jaw. I took classes a couple of years ago at KnuckleUp Fitness and you'd be surprised how NONcontact it was. You only fight (or spar) each other if you're an amateur boxer or if you have progressed a while through the class. I did not fight anybody. One thing I disliked about the class were the little 21yr old punks there to fight each other and show off, and not workout. I've found this Philly-style boxing gym, the Decatur Boxing Club, just around the corner. I like it because it takes an old school approach to boxing. It seems like they appreciate the sport more, than the mixed martial arts chain for UFC wannabes. Seeing how I'm coming off the milkshake diet gives me a foundation to build more muscle. If you haven't seen me lately, I'm down to 205lbs from 2225lbs before I broke my jaw. That's a little too thin for my liking.  The boxing gym will add a little stress relief to my schedule.

My second goal is a Mental Goal. I've signed up for an information session later this month for business school at Georgia State. Seeing how the economy is in a slump presents a great time to build my resume. I have great managerial experience with my five years at The Flying Biscuit, and I need to know what else is out there- whether it is in the restaurant field or elsewhere. I plan on doing this while keeping my job, however. I tried this once my senior year in college when I worked a full time shift manager schedule at Buffalo's Cafe and I was a full time Emory undergrad. That year was actually my best academic year of the four! It seems as if I am better at managing a full schedule than one that affords me lots of time to goof around and get into trouble. This business school thing does have me a little scared. It's been awhile since I've been immersed in Academia. I think the degree I'm gunning for is the Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA). The courses meet every other Thursday (5pm-9pm) and Saturday (all day) and takes two years. The cost however, will double my already accumulated college debt.  I guess I'll go two steps foward then one step back. 


Decatur Boxing Club said...

Cool, we dig your post! Welcome to Atlanta's HOTTEST boxing spot!

jessica mclean said...

so how did this work out for you?

Van Slammy said...

Spencer, I recently quit drinking too, same reasons. There are lots of us out there working on that and trying to expand our horizons! let me know if you want to rock out non-cocktail-style anytime. :)