I love walking. I try to avoid driving unless I have to because a) it’s better for the environment and b) it’s better for me. I love to daydream and really miss walking to work as I used to love all the ideas and daydreams I had. It’s not the same in a car, I have to concentrate and although I do drift off a bit and do a lot of thinking, I never really remember it or can’t just stop and make a note of things. I don’t feel connected to anything when I’m driving either. When I walk around, I see people, I interact with them. I’m aware of smells and sounds; I’m interacting with the environment. Not so when in a car, it’s like being in a little bubble. I’m not too keen on bubbles.
This week I remarked to someone how I missed my walk to work. Last time I did a photo a day I had a half hour walk each way morning and evening. I saw so much and had so much stuff to possibly take pictures of, or things that made me think. I don’t really have that now. I have a 1.5 hour drive to work, but I don’t really see much, as I’m concentrating on the road and listening to the radio. There’s certainly not much time to stop and take pictures. It does make me a bit sad. I miss the fresh air too, and being outside.
So today’s picture is me in the car. As when I’m in the office, I spend a lot of time in it getting there.
Today was a fairly chilled day. I spent a lot of time by the sea just sitting and thinking (forgot to take my kindle with me) on the rocks, and then on the beach. Then I got restless and went for a long walk along the beach. The beaches are so pretty here in SA, and I never get tired at looking at them. And I love the sound of waves. That’s the only thing Cheltenham is missing; a beach. Would love it.
Busy as fuck. Yes, that’s me right now. Not much writing. None in fact. It’s been over a month that’s been full of being ill, not much sleep, too much drinking and socialising, too much to do and not enough time, long hours working (and new job) and travelling. Holiday planning (although – yay! – this is exciting to do stuff) and to do lists coming out of my ears. Trying to keep the wheels turning without falling off. I’m about managing it. Just.
I’m ready for a holiday. My brain is working overtime thinking about various stuff that’s happened over the last couple of months and I’m doing my own head in. A lot of change in a short space of time means I’m having a bit of a head vs heart internal discussion right now. I’ve had to tell my brain to have a rest until I’m back in January and I’ll see how I feel then. I put a lot of faith in gut feeling and that’s usually where my Fuck it, Do it action comes in, and I feel like I’m going against gut feeling right now. Tricky one.
Still, only a few weeks until I’m exploring this kind of scenery again: