Allow me to introduce myself.
The names Nicholas Witczak, you most certainly have never heard of me, and rightfully so. I am just another random guy that decided to start blogging as of today. Personally, I am a B.Kin student at the University of Toronto, Strength and conditioning fanatic, and aspiring…. I’m really not sure yet, so for now, a dreamer. In short, a dreamer of happiness and success (aren’t we all).
This is the part where people usually say ” i’m a great guy” yada yada yada and go on listing positive personality traits and characteristics one might see on a Plenty Of Fish profile page. But who am I to tell you who I am, every one has their own opinion and opinions vary. I can be the sweetest man in the world, on the other hand I can be a narcissistic asshole, at the end of the day it comes down to your perspective, whether you like me (or my blog) or not, its all relative. Fortunately, this is MY blog, and I could care less what you think because a Lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of sheep. Ok maybe I am a LITTLE arrogant.
I’m not entirely sure why I chose to start a blog. I never have been interested in writing, never kept a journal or anything, fuck i’m not even sure if I can write (properly that is). I was thinking to myself today, something I do ALOT of, one thought lead to another as it usually does, and then another, and another, and another, when it finally hit me. What if I wrote this stuff down, all these conversations, thoughts, ideas, rants and what have you that endlessly go on and on in this massive head of mine (seriously, my head is quite freaking large). Then the idea of a blog set in, once that thought was finished, it spread like a virus. I spent the better half of the evening thinking, yet again, what I am going to blog about, all the topics, all the rants, it was endless. And now I sit here, writing to whomever decides to read this, if this were a letter I guess I would address it to the internet.
A Lion Within. The blogs name came to me after thinking about all the topics and pieces that I could and will write about. What do they all have in common? I realized that they are all my thoughts, my opinions, my rants. I have ownership of them all, and always have because these are the things that we humans keep to ourselves. Imagine a world where people spoke their minds freely, had no filter, blurted out the first thing that came to their minds, or spoke their true feelings. One might think we would have a world full of drunks. But thats not the case, we keep things to ourselves (some more than others) to preserve our image that we so carefully constructed, to remain in the realm of socially acceptable, conforming to the norms and adding to our bucket o’ thoughts. I consider my self a “bottler”. I bottle up all my thoughts and emotions inside. Hide my deepest and darkest, my truest feelings and portray a nice, well mannered aura. On the outside, to many and most that’s what they see, while on the inside, my inner Lion is stirring thinking and saying differently. So really who am I? I guess I’m all of these things but for the purposes of this blog and for the reasons i started blogging in the first place, I’m going to let the Lion within out, and let him roar, per say. There’s only so much a bottle can hold without being shaken up and exploding.
My “writing”, if you can call it that is going to be based primarily on the things and people in this world that drive me bat shit crazy and piss me the fuck off(for the most part). I will write about training, strength and conditioning, school, life, basically anything that’s on my mind. I will and aim to use this blog as an outlet for myself, a place to just be me and let anything fly. That being said my rants will undoubtedly piss people off. Its inevitable, people always will and do personalize things that they hear and see, and many feel the need to play internet sheriff and tell me whats right and wrong, nice and not nice. At some point in the near future I may write something and go off about something that you do, and you will, like many this day in age, take it personally and instead of just laughing it off, your going to get pissed at me. That’s okay though, because like previously stated, i don’t care, these are my thoughts, my rants, my opinions, I didn’t ask you to read, so don’t expect me to care These days society struggles with accountability so blaming someone else, me, is soooo much easier. So here I am, blame me for all the stupid shit, IMO, that you do and that I express myself upon, let the trolling begin, and on the contrary, thanks for all the blog material.
Many of my posts will be training related, I am a KIN student and I have been in Love with the Iron every since our first date so many years ago, I believe I can get away with calling people out for perpetuating various stereotypes because for years that was ME, I did a lot of the stupid shit that will be mentioned in my future posts. The only difference is that I learned and continue to learn, and as an educated meathead I would like to pass on so that others may too. I’m not writing to pick on anyone and make myself feel better in any way, I am trying to help others to not do and act certain ways so down the road hey will reflect back and realize how stupid they carried themselves, how they acted and how they were perceived by others. If you say it doesn’t matter, then i don’t want to hear from you when I say something that pisses you off. Trust me, in this insecure soft world we live in, it matters. And I will tell it cold and hard, like the truth should be told.
You may not like what I say or how I view things, but you can always count on it being the truth. You may not agree with me but its my opinion, and at the moment, its the right one. If everyone listened to me and did things the way I want them to be done then I wouldn’t have anything to write about, nothing to think about, nothing to rant about, nothing for the Lion Within. I hope you enjoy my blog and the future posts to come. If you don’t, I look forward to the entertainment of your comments and hate mail, its a win win for me.
I dont think that was a proper introduction by any means, but like I said, i have no clue what I am even doing writing a blog in the first place. The freedom of the internet is just amazing.
The Lion Within.