For the past two weeks I've had a videographer follow me around documenting my UBBT process. With the little exposure I've had during this time, I can not understand how people enjoy doing this as a career in reality film. To expose yourself to the camera's eye makes you extremely self conscious and also is very intrusive to your personal space. While documenting this process I've seen myself through the lens of others and it is hard to accept my faults. We seem to block out reality while we know the truth in the back of our mind. The truth is that I'm out of shape and getting older. Our internal self still believes we are the young person that lived out some of the best times of our lives. Getting older is not a bad, but seeing yourself doing so is a hard pill to swallow. With the discouragement, it has also given me more motivation to capture some of what I've lost.
This week I'm more motivated that I've been in the past month. I will use this motivation to reach second quarter goals of this marathon and beyond. Here's to staring in the reality mirror for the next 9 months.
Don Franks has been doing martial arts since the age of 5. He is an advocate for seniors and children with special needs. Currently, he is the CEO of Ed Support Services, an Applied Behavior Analysis agency in Oakland, California.