Good morning and welcome to a brand new edition of Calmest Waters. I sincerely apologize for the delay – the Summer is up and running for some time now, and the general drought when it comes to this blog which we happened to experience these past two months. At first, there was nothing to talk about, then I was too busy to post, and then there was so much to talk about and so little time to talk about it, that I went into a shutdown mode and didn’t post anything at all, as to, sort of, regroup. Nevertheless, the Summer, as we all know, is well underway, and that calls for a celebration, a new background photo, and some promises I do not expect to fulfill at all.
It’s been an absolutely fantastic Spring overall. Most of it was just how I like it – slow, steady, uneventful. Simply perfect. Thankfully, when something big, and not necessarily good did happen, through my experience I remained disciplined enough to deal with it. Then the exams have come and gone. Particularly unexciting this year, which again, is a good thing. I moved back to my Summer home and already started my new job, which is excellent and so needed. But what matters most, in the context of the blog, is that I’m biking again, and oh boy, am I biking a lot.
Thus, it is safe to assume that biking posts will be the dominant force on the blog these next couple of months. I would suspect that this means an increase in blog posts being posted per month, but I honestly wouldn’t know, too early to tell.
My Summer looks rather promising. A decent job, while still having a lot of free time. No serious obligations otherwise, which is great. No real plans, other than biking, which I love the most.
Some things I’ll need to deal with sooner or later, so I do have some thinking-things-through posts coming along. But that’s for another day.
The new background photo, yes. We all know how it goes, it’s Summer, it’s hot, it’s sunny. White sands, azure water, not a cloud in the sky. That’s Summer. Maybe not mine, as mine will be much greener than that, but perhaps one day… It’s one of my life goals to book a holiday in a place with white sands and palm trees on the beach. One day.
As for the headline – I thought with all the adventures, traveling and wandering around, I’d look for something that would herald the wonders I might find out there, and yet at the same time, elevated it to a new level, where the pure pleasure and joy to be taken from that experience would be more than a good time, but more of a blessing. Thus, I decided, Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic” works perfectly. Our motto for the next three months or so.
The time has come to say farewell to the fantastic Spring that we had, and jump into the next stage of this amazing year.
Summer Edition no. 2 is a go, ladies and gentlemen. Let’s do this.