This is what my diary said exactly one year ago:
I felt a bit out of it today. I am spending too long in the same position working on my laptop and I haven’t been giving myself enough breaks. I am suffering as a result. I really need to get more fresh air and exercise, even if it just moving around the house every hour or so. I can’t keep going on like this. It’s a depressing lifestyle.
I could just copy and paste this and have an accurate day’s entry for today…or yesterday…or the day before… It’s time to stop complaining. It’s not like anyone else is forcing this on me. I could simply choose to rectify things. And I will.
I worked on diary entries a little before moving onto making a present for my friend Megs’ birthday. I had asked her mum to send me some photos of their recently deceased dog. I dug these out along with my drawing supplies and got to work. I hadn’t been going long when I received a message from Megs’ mum inviting me to their place for dinner tomorrow night (tomorrow is the big day). My challenge is to now get the drawing completed tomorrow so it’s ready for when I see Megs at dinner (I had thought I only had to complete it by the weekend, which is when the party is). This is a good thing as I’m tired of thinking about my trip and drawing is one of the best forms of escapism I have come across.
Tonight I attended an event called R.I.D.E. (Realise, Inspire, Dream, Experience), run by The Munda Biddi Trail Foundation. It featured talks about riding the trail and I thought it might be a good place at which to meet people who are involved in cycling in Western Australia. The trouble is I hate the idea of networking because I suck at it. I’m not a very social person and struggle to mix well when in a room full of strangers. At least some of the talks were interesting and entertaining. And there was food.
|Distance ridden today||0km|
|Total distance ridden||17,908km|