Sunday, 3 June 2012

Day 29 - she stands to conquer...

I didn't think I'd post today because I'm in the middle of writing yet another essay. I really don't mind - this is why I love my degree! It's for my module on the eighteenth century (complete joy =D!) and is on what has fast become my favourite play of the era - Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer. Sorry Sheridan and Lady Teazle! My subject is the presentation class dynamics and whether it constitues a subversion or a perpetuation of the norm. Anyway. That's enough of a boring academic diversion. The reason I mentioned it is that it turned out to be rather apt for this blog...

I have to take regular breaks for the sake of my body. I do this every day, so it's pretty much a matter of course - especially at uni. After yesterday, though, I've learnt I can do things here that I thought were only possible in the safety of my own home.

I told you all about stepping in the morning, but I kept deliberately quiet about doing it again last night as I was getting into bed. This was even more amazing because I was barefoot. Before I began this mission I'd almost lost hope of walking with shoes on, let alone with out them. It was...just. Just wow.

I'm so grateful to all of you for being here with me. I truly, truly am. I can't quite put it into words so instead, as the hugest thank you, I have a surprise.

Today Ania and I walked again. It was just as magical, but there was one difference - Asia filmed it. So here it is for you all to see:


Hope you like!

Now where are those parallel bars?

Love you all, and THANK YOU! Happy Day 29!