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    #76
    Hey, fellow dish washer. I worked as one for a couple of months over ten years ago. No easy work, but it's important nonetheless. Maybe try to tell that to your supervisor, or whatever he is. Yeah, gastronomy is the food business. And somewhat easy to get into on short notice. If it doesn't work out with your current place, chances are you find something new very quick. If you feel up to it and have a ware house or the like where you live, those usually give out work like cheap candy, too. At least in my experience.
    Good luck with your PT thing, btw

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      #77
      Tuesday training
      PT - lots of squats and I nearly passed out again.
      BJJ (Gi) me and my brother got told off for not wearing Gis but I still need to buy one so on payday I am going to have to buy a cheap Gi and not put any money in to travel.

      Survival training
      I am now reading the strategy section of my SAS Survival handbook and it is really interesting. I also follow a few Survivalist Instagram accounts (well a Survivalist and an "outdoorsman") but I went through the Survivalist Instagram and got a few diagrams of Knots, tarp set ups and fire styles as well as "the rule of 3" diagram.
      I have also seen a few climbing Instagram posts on Knots so I saved them to practice.

      Genshin Impact V2.1 is out in a few hours and I am nowhere near where I wanted to be but I am loving Inazuma, it is a island with a Japanese feel (samurai, lotus trees and Japanese style building) and the archon is called the raiden shogun, she's a electro user and fights with a pole arm and a sword.

      I was considering buying a bow staff or building one like the games pole arms and I am inspired to do it now (just without the blade on the end)

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        #78
        Fitness news
        Tonight I have BJJ (Gi) and then my brother has MMA.
        I must have impressed last night, I've been told I should look in kickboxing (my training partner last night is an accomplished kickboxer and I showed I have strong legs)

        Adventurer news
        The first project I am going to work on is my medical kit.
        I have a one man medical kit pouch but it has been almost emptied and tbh the stuff inside was a bit much (gause etc) but I need to think what I should put in it. It'll be mostly for hiking out along the North coast so I am starting with foot and leg plasters and creams but should I just focus on my feet or should I add a few other items? .
        Rn it's a 1 man kit but if I just added kit for foot care I could probably make it a 2 to 3 man pouch.

        Personal news
        Our (my brother and me) new memory foam mattresses came today.

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          #79
          i would say for a beginner 1-2 arts is really enough, propably better to get more diversification when you get more used to the techniques. not wanting to sound the slow dumbo i am but still i think its better to get a good grasp on spesific arts firts and then do more,and go then for muay thai dude not kickboxing (jk do what you like) XD but for real i would advice not to rush, you wanna get the technique on point first, then broaden the skillset.

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            #80
            Training
            BJJ = got 4 taps tonight but I feel kinda bad about 1, she's a 14 year old girl (who is more dangerous than most men) but I got her in between my legs and I may have squeezed a bit too tightly but she just shrugged it off and kept going.

            TheGrayLynx I won't do any other arts, kickboxing or other, because I am more interested in defence arts, I can't be offensive half the time. I'm learning BJJ for self defence.

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              #81
              Disinfectant. Either a dedicated disinfectant or some form of alcohol you can use to clean wounds. I'm not so sure about the plasters, a few certainly help, but I would add some kind of bandage, as well. Do you have problems with your feet? If you have good, broken in shoes and good calluses, you can skip the foot stuff for the basics. I never had to take care of my feet, and I walked a lot. Needles and thread is good to have, if you know how to treat wounds. The less you can take with you, the better. I'd think about wounds and go from there. Painkillers are good to have, too. If you don't have to plan for 2 or 3 men, don't take that much with you.

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                #82
                It's nearly 8pm and I have spent all day since getting off work doing diddly. I have wasted almost a whole day and tbh rn I feel terrible (definitely not because I spent hours watching movie clips on YouTube).

                I'm starting to doubt my plans of becoming a "full fledged" adventurer because, I have had that idea for a few weeks and have not done any kind of outdoorsy activities at all.

                What am I doing wrong?
                Why can't I go out, I know a terrific little spot to trek to: I may know the answer to this... I'm scared of the world... 29 years old and scared to go outside 😳 so pathetic.

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                  #83
                  It's a matter of moving out of your comfort zone. That's always hard at first. And you're not the only one having problems with that, so don't feel bad about that. Rather, think about how to get off your arse and do something about it. That's more important than bemoaning your fate and revelling in bad thoughts.
                  Can't you just put on your headphones and some music and go for a walk? Favourite music gives confidence and allows you to bring some of your comfort zone with you. Don't plan for a longer hike, just go out for 30 or 60 minutes. See where your feet are taking you. If you feel like it, take off your headphones and listen to your environment.
                  I hope this doesn't sound harsh, because it's meant to be helpful: The world doesn't care about you, so there's nothing to be scared of aside from the unknown. And the unknown is meant to be explored.

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                    #84
                    *sigh* so today is payday and I feel defeated 😕.
                    lemme explain... the minimum wage in the UK for 25+ is £8.91 but my boss has been underpaying me since day 1. I was willing to let a few £ slip as I really need the job but then he deducted £10 over 2 weeks for "taking too long in the bathroom" and "always going when it got busy" so now when I go to the toilet I get anxious that I am possibly going to lose money and then today I got my lowest wage yet, £150 for 23 hours work which, if you do the math, is about £10.90 less than I should have got. I've had enough and am going to see about another job on Wednesday, however it is in a big restaurant and the last restaurant I worked in, I had to quit as my anxiety couldn't hack it.

                    The difference this time is I am on the floor so I need to think about what I'm going to say on the job interview (it's actually an informal chat).

                    Fitness news
                    I bought Gi so... yay...

                    Other news
                    I'm so tired but I need to at least play my game for a few hours or I'll feel unaccomplished today again. I'm not as into it as my brother who is like a proper gamer (very good at combos and has good characters to use but he has put real world money into the game to help get his characters).

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                      #85
                      Rat your boss out or leave without looking back. If there were more money involved, I would suggest taking it to court, but it's not worth it for that amount.
                      Is there a reason that you apply for work in restaurants or can't you find work anywhere else?

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                        #86
                        lofivelcro I actually wasn't expecting to get the job in the restaurant (and still might not).
                        I'd love to just walk out but if I do then I will not be allowed on benefits because I was in work and (as far as the government are concerned, should have stayed) but if I have a valid reason they'll accept me on the benefits system.

                        Restaurant work, for some reason I don't know, just to be what I'm drawn to but I really should try to get into a better job, one that doesn't stress me out or make me hate my life.

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                          #87
                          Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (NoGi) tonight and I am looking forward to it, hopefully the new team NoGi stuff is here.

                          Taking Damers recommendation to keep a journal for my... mental health progress.

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                            #88
                            Theoretically, gastronomy is good work (did it for years myself) but can be very, very hard and taxing (left me scarred in many different ways, tbh). If you like it and have a good work climate, go for it. If not, look for something else.
                            Have you thought about gardening or another trade?

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                              #89
                              lofivelcro to be honest I haven't. I have always wanted to work for myself but I can't think of what I could do as I have no real skills or talents that I could make money from.
                              I have a lot of ideas of things I'd like to do but they either cost a lot of money or require something I don't have.

                              I have a old portfolio with stuff in it from my school days and a "active" portfolio that has a very wide variety of stuff from my ICT certificate to a "survival in the wild with nothing" certificate but I wouldn't go into IT, I hated the course and my survival certificate is useless as that isn't a job here in NI

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                                #90
                                I mean, I can imagine something like gardening or maybe farm work could be something for you to try. Are there any companies or farms where you live and where you could ask for a trial period or the like? You know, offer to work for a week or so without pay, get a bit of an introduction into the work and see how it goes. It takes a bit of courage at first, but asking around and talking to people directly could open an opportunity you'd never thought of as possible.

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