Monday, August 8, 2011

Good Karma, Free Gear and an I Love BJJ T-Shirt

I think the world decided to cut me some slack.  I'm going to chalk it up to good karma.  It was my turn to have something good happen.  After I had my little pity party last week, I was told by a very wise blue belt buddy not to stop training and not to get down, my day is coming, and it will be well worth the wait and will be much more appreciated. It was just what I needed to hear.  Thank you my friend.  Sometimes words of encouragement come just when we need them.  Then out of the blue I won something.  I "like" a lot of pages on Facebook...lots and lots of BJJ pages.  I didn't pay that much attention when had posted that they would be doing a giveaway because I never win anything.  Then it happened, I'm scrolling down my Facebook page checking status updates and I see the following post from  

I think I had to read it about 3 times before I realized that was my name, right there.  I can't tell you how excited I am to get this hoody.  Its super cool and something I would never have splurged on for myself.  Thank you - you guys ROCK!!  I was thinking that this was really turning into one of the best weeks ever, how could it get any better??  On Friday I arrived home to a package.  I had ordered an "I Love BJJ" t-shirt (check out their website and Facebook page...very cool stuff).  I couldn't believe that it was here already, I had just ordered it.  I tore it open and to my surprise there was more than a t-shirt in that box.  It had a cool DVD called "The Single Leg" and a couple of really cool "I Love BJJ" stickers.  Plus, the shirt is awesome (see picture below which I took from the I Love BJJ Facebook page). 

Then on Saturday, I was scrolling through my Facebook (I know it's a sickness) and I see a post from to send them a link if you have a BJJ Blog.  Well, I have a blog, and it's about BJJ...but that little voice in my head tells me "those guys don't want to know about a little old lady who blogs about BJJ...they would never be interested in what you have to say...don't do it."  But my instructors tell me all the time to silence that little voice, so I did.  Before I could lose my nerve, I clicked the e-mail link and typed in the URL to my blog...hit send...done.  Nothing would ever come of that.  Then the unthinkable happened...I got a response back.  They thought it was cool that I trained and that I blogged about it.  Then they asked me if I would be interested in reviewing one of their items (for free and to keep)!!!!  Well I just about jumped out of my skin when I read that, then I high fived my daughter and told her what happened.  I am super excited.  They are deciding what to send me and I can't wait.  Stay tuned, more details to come fellow BJJers!!  Now this old lady has to go get her training on.  :)

1 comment:

  1. This post makes me smile. Congrats on the win -- that sweater looks slick! You have also inspired me to join the BJJHQ Facebook page (much easier than remembering to check the site as I too have a FB addiction!), and I have also submitted my blog URL to them. High-five!