Day 5| From a high angle

When I look at my feet, I see this roughly 10% of the time… that’s how many hours a week these babies get worn. See how the toes are all white? That’s from falling… lots. My laces are coated in white dust from the skate rink, my laces get torn all the time. Fishnets are not actually a fashion accessory, they make getting up off the rink a possibility. See, when you fall, your skin wants to stay on the concrete… and with enough momentum your skin stays in that spot while the rest of your body moves, resulting in rink rash. I have a bruise on my thigh at the moment from not controlling my angles and steps enough…

 

Is it worth it? Yes, yes it is. My body is the strongest it has *ever* been. I am surrounded by some tremendous people. I’ve found something I love.

And when I have a break through skate day? I can believe I can do anything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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24/7 – My week in the static image

It felt like I was hardly at home, this week. Yet, there are hardly any photos! Our weekend consisted of parent/teacher interviews, derby and relaxing. Chillaxing, even. I have ideas taking shape and form on the horizon, which I will share really, really, really soon. For the moment, see what I got up to!

 

On the wall of a friend’s studio

This man is making big changes to his life and those who are around him could not be more proud of his achievements, or happier for him. It is truly a delight to see someone take the reins of their existence as he is doing. Oddly, I bumped into him twice this week and managed to squeeze in a chai latte with him. West End is an awesome place.

I went running…. On the treadmill. I can get up to 10.5km an hour and sustain it for about 3 minutes. I am working on being able to run/move 2km in 15 minutes. I’m currently on about 17 minutes. Suzie Dominzn and I are going to run the Bridge to Brisbane in August. Yes, I am putting it out there for the two of us! I think she would want me to make clear that we will do the 5km run!

 

My derby league had its second bout – Furies vs Vandals. I went for the Furies, they, uh, did not win. I reckon their second bout will see them come back to form! The after party is held at this quaint gem (ha, ha!) of a hotel… they cater for funerals too!

What is not pictured: Lunch on Friday with a fellow photographer, Janine Coveney and her gorgeous 2 year old (my new BFF). If you click here you can see photos from the day. With ME in them. Such a novelty!

It was pointed out to me quite recently that I have the most incredibly talented friends. From photographers, actors and musicians to doctors, accountants and entrepreneurs. I am truly, truly, truly fortunate to be surrounded by the people I am and incredibly blessed to have found such a supportive group in which I feel I belong. There is no one in my life that I do not appreciate or feel that their contribution is less than any other person’s. And that is an incredible gift to have in life. Thank-you, friends.