Taking Daily Walks

After hugging many strangers the week before, the assignment for last week in the year of loving ourselves fearlessly, was to take a daily walk.
So, naturally, the weather was uncooperative. It was windy, chilly and it rained a lot in this corner of the world. I could hardly believe that there I was in my warm jacket, wrapping the shawl around my neck three times less than four days after getting sun-burnt.

Even though it doesn’t count toward the daily walk, I’ll include a two-hour walk we took last Sunday, because it was nice weather that day, and we met up with a friend.
On the way back, we stopped and I learned how to drive! Yes. I can no longer say ‘Oh, no, I can’t drive. I drove only once, in Sicily.’ Yay for that! I can’t wait to do it again!

Now back to the daily walks.
I walk about two blocks (I assume that’s how much I walk… I couldn’t find a clear enough explanation of how much a block is as a unit of distance, due to each city’s different layout) to work every morning, and about the same distance back downtown when I go meet up with my boyfriend to go home.

Carolina Alba Fortress

Carolina Alba Fortress

So with this daily walk already set and the terrible weather this past week, I decided to change things up a bit.
On different mornings I walked to the bank before work, bought myself a croissant and a fresh juice from the places which fall outside my usual route, and went shopping after work.
Then, because May 1st was a bank holiday here and we had a long weekend ahead, on Saturday we took a little road trip to Alba Iulia, to see the Carolina Alba Fortress. The weather was still being weird, drizzling quite a bit, but since it didn’t pour to destroy our moods, it was still a nice outing. We got there at around half past ten, and short of a lunch break, we visited and walked all day long!

The assignment for week 18 is to Take Yourself on an Artist’s Date. Either you practice your art every day or only on weekends, or when ever you find five minutes to yourself, it’s important to fill your creative well from time to time. So this week, take yourself on a date and do something that inspires you. It can be as easy as a museum visit to explore the works of other artists, and as simple as a walk in the Botanical Garden which you’ve been meaning to write about (and a relaxing walk through it while taking lots of photos sparks your creativity, and at the end of said walk you’ll rush home to put all your thoughts to paper).

How was your week? Did you go for daily walks? Or did you go for a weekend road trip, like we did? How was the weather over at your end? Could you enjoy your walks, or did you resent having to walk your dog in the rain, for example?

PS: If you’re interested in joining us, you don’t have to have the e-guide to play, but if you’d like it, you can buy it in the shop.

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4 Comments to “Taking Daily Walks”

  1. Gah! I didn’t even consider people might be rained out of walking every day! I’ll have to move this assignment further into the 52 weeks, more solidly out of the rainy season! So glad your Sunday outing wasn’t rained out!

    • Oh, I don’t think it’s such an issue… Yesterday was all clear skies and sunny outside! Unfortunately we were too tired from the all-day walking of Saturday to go further than the shop on the corner for bread :)
      Plus, we’re supposed to have 30C (84F) weather this week which is a looot for this early in May. I guess if we are sometimes, so the weather can be sassy at times, too :P

  2. Congratulations on learning to drive! It’s funny that it happened in the week of walking, but one never knows when one will learn something new~ :) I’m just sitting here (yes, sitting) thinking about the people who were going out of their way to take a walk last week – if they all took photos, I think that there would be an amazing mix of different climates, weather patterns, and everything. It would be very cool! Well done on getting on with the walking even though the weather didn’t appear to cooperate; I think you achieved a lot more because you did have uncooperative weather. :D

    • Well technically it was the Sunday before the week of walking, so I can get away with that ;) But yes, it was sooo much fun! I keep thinking that I want to know how to drive well, before getting to the mandatory lessons which come with signing up for my license. (What can I say, I like being congratulated on learning and adjusting fast to being in traffic.) :D
      I would love to see if the people who tool daily walks also too photos, a collage of some sort would be so much fun to put together!
      That said though, I love that you still post a picture of your day on Instagram, every day. And I am so happy I copied you :P

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