Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Return to Craziness

It's been a few days since I've been able to post and I always miss it when I don't write or post some kind of pictures. The reality is that I was trying my hardest to enjoy what little remaining freedom I had left. The return to classes is good for me because this is my (hopefully) final term, and while it will be my most stressful semester since the return to college, I am excited knowing that if I can make it through the next four months of near-hell, I will be done with this round and can again return to some sense of normalcy -whatever that may be.
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Even though I have been riding my bike, I've been horrible about taking photos to share here. I did attempt a video using my old Flip video (I understand now why this product didn't make it) of a quick ride last week, but it's rather nauseating to watch, so I'm not sure anyone wants to see it, nor is it very interesting. I am going to do my best to share the madness as it happens, but I am also aware that I do have limitations and that the schedule is going to be hectic (at least until late spring). Of course, when I think I won't find time to write, those seem to be the occasions during which I write more, so who knows what will come over the next several weeks/months?

In summary, I thank you for granting me a bit of leeway in regard to posting, but I am hoping for a somewhat regular routine of writing (especially after I have a better idea of the workload), even if it consists of shorter thoughts and ideas, or even sticking to my new years plan with posting more photos and writing less.  This morning I became keenly aware that we are more than half way through January now and I really haven't kept my goal of taking more photos or video while I'm actually riding my bicycle. I guess change is harder than I thought it would be! Perhaps it will come, or maybe it won't, but I'm trying not to fight too much with what comes naturally. At the same time, I don't want to get stuck in a rut, so I am trying to find ways to slowly integrate a habit into my rides.

If there's anything that you'd like to read my musings/ramblings on, feel free to let me know.


  1. Hey, hon. Good luck with this semester! I think it's pretty fantastic that you went back to school and are so very close to finishing. I've tried three times to get back into the college groove and finish my degree, but I keep getting derailed. Bravo to you!

    Personally, I love watching other people's bike videos. I'm planning to experiment with the hub's Flip and/or my camera (don't know if it has enough memory) and record my commute and other rides.

  2. Thanks, Melanie! :O) I hope it goes well, but it is definitely chaotic - even early on. This is my third round at a return to college too, so I'm hoping that it sticks this time. I've been a bit more motivated because it's something I have interest in doing. Although I've found the process frustrating at times, I'm glad I went back and am glad that it's almost through, too!

    I'd be interested to see how your commute video turns out. The one I shot was only 7-8 minutes, but it was incredibly shaky. I may edit it down and post it at some point, but it's brutal on the senses.


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