have been progressing along my kung fu training quite steadily, and I am quite proud of my accomplishments so far. Last night in the dojo, our sensei told me something very exciting — that I have been selected to train with Shaolin Monks in China for 4 months! This opportunity is not bestowed upon many kung-fu students, and I must say that I am very honored indeed.
Getting the time off work should be no problem. I have a huge amount of vacation and comp days banked up from the past few years, and my employer said I could even work from China, supporting the factory in Dongying!
This sounds like a perfect opportunity to both drastically further my kung-fu skills, as well as live in an entirely different culture for an extended period of time. While I’m really excited about it, after a long period of soul searching, I’ve decided not to do it. Why not? Well, because studying with the Shaolin would require me to shave my head.
My whole identity would be gone! Just imagine…how would I MSPaint myself?? I don’t think I can do it, readers. I just don’t think I can do it.