Friends, family, followers. Hello.
I'm in Canberra.
So far it has been a really good move. The place looks great as you can see from the photo. I'm feeling very welcome here with Jonno and Hebs in their place, and also with the Canberra community. Physically welcome and socially welcome, it is a quality way to feel.
It's all fairly casual with a daily schedule that I can modify as I go. I'm filling up my time effectively though with a few good activities. Some gentle exploring and capitoline familiarising, a bit of highly exciting Roman tourist research for my upcoming trip, plenty of hound walking and hanging time, a healthy dose of board game/movie/dinner themed socialising, and a fat chunk of frisbee training, playing and travelling.
The World Games team is preparing aggressively and i'm loving being a part of it. Check this quick video out for a little sense of the action.
Also if you are a facebook type of character you should "like" the team page to follow on the happenings:
I've had some good time for reflecting and recording as well and i'm finding that process to be valuable as an emotionally helpful activity. I'm writing up a general reflection of internal experience type of thing every few days and that is all of a sudden 10 000 words long.
I've also been making an attempt to record the Stacy and Mike story. I'm still on day one and i'm 3000 words into that. It could be a long 12 years to write down. Yesterday I could pretty much picture the interior of the big yellow school bus as I looked back from the front seat across the group of staff we had just picked up to big haired, bright eyed, youthful Stacy. Sitting in the very back row singing The Joker by The Steve Miller Band with the whole bus rocking along.
It's fairly magnificent to spend some time back there in 2001 with the memories.
Some nice casual adventures to come, and some thumping intense frisbee work as well. I think i'm in the right place for now.