A lot has been going on lately. But the fact is that I’ve been neglecting this blog. Which is a shame because, as stated in the introductory post, writing helps not only to organize my ideas, but to develop them.
But it’s never too late to try to get back to action and I’ll do so not talking about a specific football issue, but telling where I stand at the moment.
I’ve just been granted my second Student Visa, which means I’ll be staying in Australia for at least another 17 months. 🙂 I’m studying massage which will add to my PT qualifications in case I want to start a business. The health and welness industries are fascinating and my teachers are doing a good job in inspiring me to pursue the profession. If I never work with it, at least my fiancee will be receiving a decent amount of massage. 🙂
At Olympic FC, my team has played 13 games so far, with 6 wins, 2 ties and 5 losses. We had 5 losses in a row, which was very difficult to deal with. It’s good learning, as we question ourselves in difficult times, but I honestly hope it never happens again. I’ve changed our system from 4-3-3 to 3-6-1 (which is nothing more than a variation of 3-5-2, and I’m sure it was the main responsable for our bad form, as we got a bit vulnerable in the defense and we don’t have a fantastic keeper to keep things tidy. We still have a decent chance to get into the finals. We need to win at least 4 of the next 5 games and I think it’s doable. Let’s see! The team is working hard.
At Brisbane Roar Youth I’m less physically present, but have been working a lot from home, both with analysis of opponents, review of our own games and by my own initiative, started running some stats on the team (which take a lot of time). There are only 3 games left in the season and I hope to stay involved in the next stage, which is the National Youth League, but I’m honestly not certain if I will. The atmosphere is a little mysterious. I have a session tomorrow with the team and I might just ask the coach if I’m still in his plans. It’s been a great experience so far and I guess I can be much more useful now, using all I’ve learned so far.
In my personal life, I’ve been trying hard to achieve self-improvement in key areas, as punctuality, organization, tidiness, fitness, sleep, networking, and so on. I’ve been approaching all things I wanna improve very rationally, troubleshooting and creating plans to form new habits. It’s been working, but I’ll only celebrate after a few weeks. It takes sometime before I can call a habit consistent.
One of the habits I wanna create is to post more frequently here. I feel like once a day is not even realistic, so let’s aim for 3 times a week and see if I can at least keep up with that.