(Apologies to those of you who are also friends with me on fb … you’ll have seen this already)
1n 1959 this baby girl was born
That means in a couple of days she’ll turn 59 … and enter her sixtieth year!
This past year has been a particularly good one for me! As I wrote earlier, this time last year -as a way of pushing SAD (seasonal depression) aside – I taught myself to run! I discovered park run, and now have a wonderfully affirming internationally-minded park run family in another city here in Finland!
I have always wanted to visit Orkney and Shetland. This year I got to both, made a new friend in Shetland and met up with a university friend on the northern coast of the mainland for the first time in over 35 years! I loved being up north, and the only problem is I want to go back!
I also walked one of the Caminos to Santiago de Compostela, (Camino Francés from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago and then on to Finisterre and Muxia) something that I’d dreamt of doing for almost twenty years. It was an amazing adventure, probably not as hard (walking wise) as I’d feared – in part because I’d done loads of walking in 2017 and 2018 thanks to the #walk1000miles challenge, but also because I’d lost weight and worked on getting fitter with the running and my all time favourite aquajogging.
On Saturday evening I started (a little prematurely) to embrace my sixtieth year. A friend bought me a ticket to a wonderful musical show and I met other friends before the performance for drinks! I loved it all!
That’s where the idea of fully embracing my sixtieth year was born!
This coming year I’m hoping to meet as many of my friends face to face, one on one (or in very small groups). My hope is that many of them will identify something they like to do and invite me to join in with them,