I know that there are threads on this, but honestly there are threads on everything, so we eventually have to bring something back up. I've been wondering about how people balance their careers with training? I train MMA. I have tried every school in the area, and this is a fantastic gym. I love it, but I am now an assistant principal at an elementary school. Since moving to this job I have been limited in my time to train, but more than that I can't get beat up and come to work the next day. I had to put makeup on from hammer fists the other day. I'm considering not training anymore. Before I get flamed, I LOVE GRAPPLING/MMA. I especially love grappling. I left a crappy grappling gym to join my current gym, but their entire focus is MMA. As much as I love training, I love getting a paycheck even more, and I don't want my career hindered by black eyes and bruises (kids gossip in case some of you didn't know). Anyway, this has turned way more into a thread about me, sorry about that. What do you guys think about it? I know there are some very educated people with demanding careers. I also know that MMA is very different from BJJ. I just didn't click with the BJJ school in my area. They wanted me to go to 20 classes before rolling.