This was taken after climbing a couple of months ago. I guess it was a good training session!
This sign is in the changing room at the Climbing Works. It makes me happy every time I see it. It is part of a bigger mural with a tree. Im not a big fan of graffiti usually, but this one is sweet.
I don’t have one ‘fave’ thing. I have many. This made the challenge for 29 August very difficult! In the end, I decided to do a collage of thing(s), people and places that I love as representations of wider areas.
- My OH. Obviously I love him.
- Photography. I’m not great, but I love taking pictures and trying to see the world a little differently. I’m becoming more confident in whipping out my camera to take random shots – this monthly challenge has really helped with that!
- Reading. I have always loved reading. While I’m currently reading candy for the mind (Kim Harrison, Karen Chance etc) I love dropping out and immersing myself in a different world. Hopefully post thesis I’ll have the ability to read more than drop-out fiction.
- Climbing. I adore it. It’s part of me; even though I never will attain the grades of Alex Puccio, Anna Stohr and Shauna Coxsey, I still love where it takes me and the feeling of achievement.
- Mountains. I grew up near them. I love being in them. I love travelling. Sometimes, when I’m brave, I love riding down them. I do like cycling up them.
- Outside. Some of my happiest memories are of being outside. Hiking, running, swimming, cycling, sleeping, sitting, just being.
I was in the office early today and hadn’t had my morning cup of coffee. Breaking open the fresh packet of ground beans wafted the scent of roasted coffee around the room and that was soon added to by the smell of freshly brewed coffee. This is exactly what I needed after only getting 4 hours sleep the night before! I’m still not quite awake, but I’m getting there!
I’m up against a very tight deadline for a thesis chapter. My deadline is Monday, and the closer it comes, the more anxious and incoherent I am. I’m rewriting my theory chapter 1 1/2 years after the last draft and have had 3 weeks to remember ecofeminism and feminist security studies as well as write the thing! I’m find it very difficult to translate my thoughts on paper in any form of coherent argument. This image represents the sum of nearly 3 weeks worth of work. In reality, it needs to be deleted, restructured and rewritten.