As I said last time, it’s cold outside, and the days are getting shorter. I am currently living the unemployed life, but I don’t really feel it, since I have managed to keep myself fairly busy (that’s the understatement of the year btw). I have started a new project called Bæredygtig By, and it has taken a lot of my focus – primarily because I find it so satisfying and interesting to work with – no complains.
On another note, people are starting to arrive back in Zanzibar and I find that I can’t quite keep the envy at bay. I am super happy where I am, but the struggle with connecting so much to people, is the constant missing out. Thank god for social media on this account.
My whole reason for writing today though, is the solution that I have found. Because I have found one. Both due to a lack of cashflow, a love for nature and a need for changing environments, I have started walking. Both alone and with people.
It started with my friend Maja and a 10K walk’n’talk that was ever so joyful. We decided to make it a weekly habit – with the possibility of exceptions – and whether it’s the long walk or just a quickie (yeeeees, pun intended) it really gives a certain peace of mind.
Just this week, I have been out twice: ones with Maja and one time, on Wednesday, where Anne – another wonderful girl of mine – wrote me out of the blue, for an impulsive walk. How great is that?
The thing it creates is a getaway from all the busy, a valid excuse for closing my computer and not working and a very focused way of talking to my friends. You should try it, if you don’t already.
And then I actually really love this season with wind, rain and cold. You can with no raised eyebrows, walk around in the city in a full thermo flight suit, woolen socks and rubber boots. I love it. It’s the season for knit, and that shouldn’t be underestimated.
Tomorrow we are burying my grandfather (he died three month ago, when I was in Zanzibar, and I am very grateful that they waited to get the urne in the ground til I was back), which means I am going to the countryside later today. Everyone is coming, and we will have a family Saturday with lunch, a long walk in the area, and a dinner. And I get to see my new cousin for the first time. Awesome.
So three walkes – at least – this week, and it makes me happy to the core. It’s such a tangible way, for me to stay in touch with current living. I know it sounds like it is something I am forcing on myself (current living) but it really isn’t. It just makes me aware, pointing it out sometimes.
Anyways, have a great weekend.