Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Foggy Wednesday Morning & Wayback Weekend

image I took today at 8:41 am

Mornings here in Holland are getting colder and colder.

Perhaps I truly got used to biking in all kinds of weather and through all the different seasons, since we moved in the Netherlands because seeing fog on the way to bringing the Littlest to school, I greeted it with a smile.

Since I started again a new 365 project, changes in familiar landscapes, gets me inspired and  very excited.

Below is an image of a bike path I almost take daily.  Whenever I take a picture, someone usually stops and ask what I am doing.  I don't mind usually.  For this picture, nobody did and I am relieved! hahaha

Selfies are a tad hard to explain and could be awkward when you are trying to make it interesting.  But I am adventurous like that. :)

this image (taken with self-timer) is a part of the 365 Outdoor Selfies project
& of my #30BikeRidesChallenge
@The Lightness of Being on the Bike

I'm  a bit behind with all the blogging projects.  There were many ideas born in the time I was recovering from my injury.

So Long, September! On to October!
a blog @Happy Feet in the Netherlands
introducing blogging ideas/projects

No longer stressing about it, though.  So far, this year I have been more blog productive, than last year.

What I've learned to do is be more flexible and spontaneous with  blogging; the positive laid back attitude is slowly  spilling over my daily life. :)

For example, last weekend, instead of rainy outdoor selfies, I decided to dedicate it to the theme: Wayback Weekend.

A term my friend Eva, blogger @ Little Eve is trying to Grow Up came up while we were bantering about ways to share old pictures/blog stories, which never got published or even written because of varied reasons.

It came after I shared that I was planning to share old pictures and stories as a blog series: #MondayMemoryLane, #ThrowbackThursday, #FlashbackFriday, #SentimentalSaturday/Sunday. They are not new but have been popular terms in social media but I love the novelty and the practicality it offers for future blogs.

So tomorrow I will be sharing a week's worth of 365: Outdoors Selfies - #NoFilter, including the first 3 of the Wayback Weekeend theme.

My favourite spans from my 1st ever marathon
Berlin Marathon

Berlin Marathon, in it's 41st year is implementing the ballot system, and last weekend was the last opportunity to pre-register before it finally closed last Monday.

This occasion gave me the idea of using the Wayback Weekend theme.  Specially good for weekends, when I simply want to regenerate emotionally & mentally, and give myself a break from the week of Selfies! ;)

Don't get me wrong, it's fun but I've learned giving myself the freedom to adjust 365 projects has helped in getting further with them.  Change also takes courage.  The ideas and decisions, that comes up in the process of this project is all part of the project.

365 is in the core is my personal project in conquering my fears. :)

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom
- Marilyn Ferguson

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Be OK in October: Outdoor Selfies with No Filter

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

Summer 2013 07.07.13
(Filtered) image shared originally
@Happy Feet in the Netherlands
(Filtered) image originally shared
@The Lightness of Being on the Bike

2nd of October 2013
The 3rd image in the journal-album project

365: Outdoors Selfie - #NoFilter

a partner-selfie commemorating
my ♡Positive Promise for October
29th of September 2013
 (Filtered Image)

On the last day of September, I spontaneously begun another 365 project. I mentioned it very briefly on my 1st October post @ Happy Feet in the Netherlands.

The theme is Outdoors Selfies, with #NoFilter for an entire year (30th September 2013 - 30th September 2014).

It is my preventive way of making sure that in the Winter season, the hardest period, where I can easily backslide and be overwhelemed with agoraphobia, anxiety and panic attacks, I would make an effort to go outdoors every day.

More on this project in the next days. :)