• Lara Flanagan

Day 36 - 360 days

Updated: Feb 10

Day 36 – 360 days

Non-essential purchases: none

Weight: 65.4 kg – 5.4 kilos in 36 days

Calories: Under 1200 calories

Alcohol: none (day 36 of 36)

Exercise: 60-minute walk. 19-minute yoga. 51-minute yoga.

Today was a very lazy day where I struggled with weariness. Still recovering from hitting that wall I suspect. I did have a lovely surprise though, in that I picked up the photographs that I had submitted to the Tenterfield Show and received a few firsts and seconds. Such a lovely surprise, which helped me stumble through a few hours of work before I crawled back into bed for an hour or so.

Rome wasn’t built in a day

A 360-days musing......

Picking my photographs up today reminded me that Rome wasn’t built in a day. I only need to look back at my photos from 6 years ago to realise how far I have come. My learning and my progress are an ongoing process that I hope to continue for the rest of my life. But sometimes it is nice to be reminded of how far you have come and to remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day.

It is like me crawling into bed today even though it was a Monday, and I am a stickler for a routine which is meant to be 8am to 5 pm Monday to Friday. I am still struggling with my wall and I am not going to give myself extra anxiety about not getting over that wall in a very swift 12 hours. I will do what I need to do, I will do it slowly, I will do it with gratitude, I will get over that wall in my own sweet time.

I hear so many people saying they want it all, they want it now. Maybe it is social media, maybe it is just this century. I have no idea. But if you can get something now, without working for it or waiting for it, how much can that thing you want so desperately actually be worth?

I look at my photography. I never knew that when I grew up, I would want to become a photographer, but I do. It makes me happy and means so much to me. This thing I want to do, considering I am a self-taught amateur means everything to me. So I am preparing for the journey to take time.

Anything that is valuable, anything that lasts, takes time. Just like Rome.

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