Tag: learning about myself

  • Breathe


    Last night, I switched my brain off for two hours and watched Enola Holmes. For a very long time, Sherlock has been the annoying fuckwit in the Holmes family, it was always Mycroft who seemed more relatable. Of course, that’s changed over various adaptations and this time around having the elder brother who shouted at […]

  • Go Up

    Go Up

    I’m quite excited this morning. A Kickstarter which I backed nearly two years ago will arrive (according to UPS) on Friday. This piece of equipment delivers the end to a story which began on my birthday in 2018. No, really, the date on the video below is October 23rd, 2018. It is a story about […]

  • Just Like Christmas

    Just Like Christmas

    The sun is coming up and I’m in the kitchen, making my first cuppa of the day. On the radio Low’s ‘Just Like Christmas’ begins to play. There’s a moment of irrefutable resignation: this song has altered in resonance from the last time it was heard. It will now be forever associated with someone who, […]

  • Wherever You Will Go

    Wherever You Will Go

    Today, we’re going to talk about learning. Learning is not just a grasp of information, it is a combination of many, disparate factors. Experience counts for a significant amount of the process too: how things work, so that over time you can better understand the best means to optimise and streamline processes. By far the […]

  • Make it Shine

    Make it Shine

    AM Run has become PM run, otherwise, we’re still on target. https://www.instagram.com/p/BzaD27iHcam/ Science has always been cool, and is as a result pretty tough to fool.Β Numbers can be depressing and stressful when they don’t say what you want. However, when used as tools for motivation in the right way, they are beyond useful. The key […]

  • Reality Bites

    Reality Bites

    Yesterday was one of those moments on Social media where it became apparent that my version of Reality quite seriously deviates from a lot of others. It was also a salient reminder that what gets published is never the full picture. Social media is a small window into someone's life AND is primarily used to […]

  • Tour de France

    Tour de France

    That was the most horrible experience for quite some time, but it is fun πŸ‘ pic.twitter.com/KQvW8Ef14A — 🌊 Sarah πŸ“ Shonky Gubbins 🌊 (@AlternativeChat) July 22, 2018 If you zoom in on that snap above, you’ll see the date on my acknowledgement is 2017. The organisers were giving out last year’s certificates at the finish.Β I […]

  • Find Time

    Find Time

    Occasionally, the Universe likes to remind you of the obvious. If you’re not paying attention, these revelations can be ignored for decades… but occasionally, the stars align, and you are able to understand the fundamental truths of existence. This morning was one of those moments for me, but because the story that prompted it is […]

  • Try


    Genuinely happy this is Progress πŸ‘ pic.twitter.com/2GYmKAgryE — 🌊 Sarah's Year of the Chat 🌊 (@AlternativeChat) January 15, 2018 As with all things, practice brings progress. That means I’m now using gears to cycle with instead of a ‘static’ bike for Zwift, and I’ve started imagining characters in my head and translating them to my […]

  • New Life

    New Life

    There’s been an standing joke running between myself and Mr Alt since I started using Zwift for exercise: I don’t do more than an hour at a time. As soon as the clock ticks over to 01:00:00 I stop and that’s me done. I knew the reasons behind this were sound, and last night science […]