I enjoyed reading your article. I also try to practice and study Stoicism, and I read a lot of Ryan Holiday’s work. You exemplify one concept that he and Marcus Aurelius stress: philosophy is meant to be practiced and lived, not just studied as an academic pursuit. Philosophy like Stoicism is a way of life, a set of principles to implement for self-improvement.
Nice work. Good luck with future fights. People like me could learn a lot just from the self-discipline you employ to train.