“How did I have a stroke? I am in the best shape of my life! I don’t smoke, do drugs, drink excessively, eat like crap... so how in the world did I end up sitting in a hospital bed hearing a doctor tell me I’m being admitted due to evidence of stroke?”
Today we hear from David Pham, age 28 from Southern California. David is wrapping up his last year of medical school and shares with us what life is like as a full time medical school student trying to manage a training schedule and the importance of finding the right Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym.
“I think it can best explained… at my age to learn a new skill is deeply satisfying. To recreate that feeling of being the lowest person on the Totem pole in a kitchen back when I was 17—knowing nothing in a very hard world. The incremental tiny satisfactions of being a little less awful at something everyday. It’s like that with Jiu-jitsu for me.