Getting up at noon after reading for an hour; “Reasons To Stay Alive- Matt Haig” was pretty nice, I got ready & put some make up on, swished my hair to the side and put on my coat, scarf and gloves. Scotland is cold.
My music was blaring the new “Daughter” album and by 1 o’clock I’d finally left the flat, taking the electricity dongle with me.
This was the day to make things right, the day to start really “adulting.”
I walked and walked, passing shops, puppies, humans and all sorts of beings.
I sauntered past the train station which is usually as far as I get and bumped into a guy promoting Guide Dog sponsorship; I think his name was Steven. We chatted about the dogs and the blind. I really wish I could have helped but unfortunately I don’t really have a tenner a month to spare. I felt pretty bad but I assured him I’d look into it when I do have the money. He said he really loved my dimple piercings which made me smile and I then continued on my adventure to the bank.
In my head I was thinking something along the lines of “how come there’s like 3 of every bank in this area but NONE of the one I actually need.” However it was a good thing because it allowed for more steps to be taken; more of the area to be explored.
I eventually found the right bank.
I got some things and then headed to the Universal Credit Centre.
My interview was at 2.45 and it was easy; laid back and my workers were fantastic, humorous and both quite like happy Santas. When that was tackled I felt a weight off my shoulder; stress disappearing by a considerable amount.
I kept walking.
Soon I neared my flat and wasn’t ready to go back just yet so I just kept going, and for the first time I ventured into Victoria Park, I’ve lived near there for 5 months and never really felt motivated to have a look.
It was worth it.
I walked in and straight away felt calm and really happy. There was a pond, at first I thought it was dirty but as I edged closer I saw that it was frozen and there were twigs etched into the beautiful ice.
I walked and walked around, taking in the freezing but clear air and just breathing.
Hearing the sounds of dogs barking; swans and ducks and just the trees brustling was stunning and I felt at ease.
At 4 o’clock it started to get dark so I finally went home.
Food was eaten and then I did a 14 minute workout. Just as I was finishing up He texted; “wanna come over?”
Oh how I wanted to.
So back outside I went and the journey and adventure continued.
My total steps and mileage were: 15,667 steps which was roughly 6 miles.
I went to see him, had a great evening; guitar, Music, Alice in Wonderland and then my other friend came back and we played exploding kittens.
I’m okay, I’m happy.