Ninja Joe

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My visible results are nothing compared to what has happened on the inside. - Ninja Joe

I knew going into Snatched that things would change. I don’t think anyone goes into this expecting to come out the same on other side. I expect we all want to be a little different, or a lot different, or just better at being. But now I know how foolish it was to think that the word “change” could even remotely describe what this has done for me. My visible results are nothing compared to what has happened on the inside. Change is a poor word to encapsulate this profoundly wondrous, completely insane and humbling ride of joy.

I would be remiss if I did not mention how fucking hard this was. And by hard I mean the – holy fuck, I’m going to die and they’re going to have to tell my parents I’m dead – kind of hard. But there was never a moment that I thought “I can’t do this” and that is solely due to the people that built this place and those who find this place and say, “This is for me.” This community is what wonder means. There is humility, compassion, and courage in spades, it’s on tap.

Some might say, “You’re just drinking the Kool-Aid.” I say fuck that… Kool-Aid is just sugary dyed water and we wouldn’t drink that because it has no caloric benefit and definitely doesn’t do shit for our protein numbers.

I am so honored to be a small part of a community (of people) that learns to fight for themselves, so that they can better fight for others. Discipline requires inspiration. MFF and every Ninja is my inspiration.

In closing, “Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.” Isaac Newton – Laws of Motion I

Thank you for being my forces. Love you guys.

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