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
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.