I was just now writing a response on Facebook to a female fighter down in Phuket, Natasha Sky Sinbimuaythai, who shares views on and goals for Muay Thai that are very similar to mine. I was congratulating her for a good fight last week and for her next fight, which is this coming week. Natasha likes to fight with high frequency, just as I do.
I realized how wonderful it is to have a connection with Natasha online, to see her thoughts and experiences and be able to sympathize with them so strongly given that we are both of the same mind and motives but – other than online – completely isolated from other people doing the same thing. She’s probably the only person at her gym who fights the way she does (meaning so often), just as I’m the only person at my gym who fights so frequently. Knowing that there is another woman with the same motives and goals as mine isn’t necessary for anything, but it feels good nonetheless. I don’t need water to be cold, but it sure is refreshing when it is.