Today, I wanted to return my new battery because apparently it is defective. My battery charger apparently cannot charge it. On my laptop, it says it is charging but apparently, it is not. As a result, I decided to return it but I came to the post office too late. Nonetheless, I took this opportunity to look for a job at the mall. American Eagle Outfitters got my attention so I gave it a shot. I talked to the manager and he asked me what kind of job am I looking for. I told him I used to work as a sales associate at Kolh's. Apparently, he was looking for a stock guy and I told him of course I used to do that too. At Kohl's, I did a little bit of everything: cashier, stock. I got the application and he asked me to bring the application the next day so I did what he asked me. He told me that he will forward the application to the hiring manager and he will see what can happen. If I am not called in two weeks, it means that I was not right for the job. Maybe I should wait or maybe I should call them sometimes so they do not forget me. I also go to a lot of other places to apply; it is important to keep your options open when job hunting.
I am not only job hunting for FMK. As an adult, I feel the need to make my own pocket money. Of course, there are things that I would never do for the money. For example, I would not strip, prostitute my body for the money. I would not compete in the Book of Guinness World Record either. I would not even think about going to the cage or the ring to beat up people so I can get a belt. Would I compete in a soccer game? Yes. Would I try a push up contest? Yes. Would I compete for a retail company? Yes. Competition is pushed on everybody whether you like it or not. It is hard to get away from it. However, it is up to us to decide how we can compete so our overall health is not hindered.
Another reason why I am looking for a job is because I am also looking for a partner who really values the Martial Arts the way that I do. Since I have been training in FMK, I have been really picky about who I choose to be in training with me just like Shi zu is for people who are interested in Zen Martial Arts. Even if I think I find the right person, he or she might not be qualified to train with me for the simple reason that Shi Zu might think otherwise. I need to consider another criteria which is money. Let's say someone in my area is accepted in FMK. There is a good chance she or he might be able to pay the tuition as asked by Shi Zu while I cannot at all. Weekly progress would not be much of a problem for me but if he felt like he/she is paying more than I do, how unfair would that be? So I tell myself to forget about that partner and concentrate on myself. I probably will be certified as a Fitness Trainer under Freddie's Modern Kung Fu. I do not know how I would train people, but I hope to figure it out one day. When I am ready financially, I might start thinking about having a good training partner. I might not want to admit this again but Shi Zu was right: I need to pay more money. I am not making myself feel guilty but it is the reality. Reality is never about like or dislike; reality is.