My title says it all.
We walked 20 miles today
I crawled some of it, the hills were vertical at points and my rucksack was very heavy.
We ate oatcakes and a tin of squid for lunch with some cucumber that we bought from the campsite this morning.
Quinta walked with us today.
I’m really excited about working with her, we found out we have mutual friends in the arts and she is/ was super cool.
She has left me her roll mat so tonight I won’t be sleeping on a hard floor with a deflated roll mat.
The coast line is stunning.
Sometimes it’s hard to see that when you’re so weighed down with your baggage.
We’re camping in the garden of Lulworth YHA.
We are so tired we couldn’t even face walking to the pub and ate a packet mix risotto. (it was tasty).
I thought a lot about resilience today as the hills kept coming.
At a hard point today I found out that an application that I have been making for a project has received its funding. It’s the fourth time I have made the application.
I can be resilient.
I have found today hard on many levels, the walking/ weight and ultimately thinking about abuse stories.
Viv’s, the people that we have started to meet and talk to and my own experiences of working with/ living with these stories. Personally and professionally.
The sun shone today, my boots are protecting my feet and my shoulders are pretty strong.
The sky and sea are stunning but I am going to bed tonight aching.
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