In the heat
Oh-kay…I’m going to do a second blog post tonight; I might as well, since I feel like it.
I’m trying to get my “official page” launched. I’m not going to post a link here since I don’t want people to find this directly by searching for my name (they can probably find the link a few degrees away so that’s a moot concern), but I’m trying to figure out what kind of face I want to present to the world; this will mainly be about me the freelance writer, but I also want to finally make a decent photographic portfolio. I just want to have an official face to the world for professional networking purposes. I have to get back into the game of writing and photography; both have been on the back burner ever since I’ve been committing to the hunt for a day job, but I feel like I haven’t been doing enough of either for my own good. How can I expect to improve if I’m not actually doing it?
Took a swim at Bathurst’s Youghall Beach last week. I’m not a very strong swimmer but I like just to be able to get off the ground, float and maneuver myself in the water. I feel like one of the main benefits of living here is the proximity to the ocean; it feels like a waste when the weather and work schedules don’t cooperate and I don’t even make it out to the beach as much as I want. I feel cheated when I don’t get a few swims in the ocean during the summer. There’s also a really nice (free!) beach at Bay Du Vin too. I think I might want to learn how to swim better sometime; I used to be spooked by deep water when I was a kid, but right now I just want to get to a point where my swim form isn’t as awkward.
I’ve also been thinking about the amount of weight I need to lose. I’m “Homer Simpson weight”; granted, I suppose this increases my appeal for some (especially within the Bear community) but I really think I need to get in shape and stop eating so much crap. I really need to wean myself off the Pepsi; I’m so addicted to it I get caffeine withdrawal headaches when I try to detox. It would probably make me feel better in a few different ways if I were to get rid of my belly.