Well, where do I start? This is hard. I don’t know what to say. I am a mature aged student studying Creative Writing at University. I was under the erroneous view before I started that they would actually get you to do some creative writing. To date we have only had 1 semester where we did any and that was only briefly. It’s very disappointing. I am doing it online,which is great in some respects and bad in others. Great because you can do it when you have the time during the day to study. Bad because half the lectures don’t get recorded. There is no interaction online between the students or the tutor, and we don’t get to go to tutorials so there is no peer discussion. The university is pretty slack in regard to their external students. I’m about half way through my Bachelor of Arts so have a long way still to go to finish, if I ever do.
I live near the ocean and love watching it change all the time. It sparkles like diamonds, or else it is sullen and grey. When there is a full moon shining on the water it looks magical. It can be as flat as a lake, or as wild as an angry beast who roars and pounds. It is amazing to watch the lightning over the water, flashing great arcs in the sky. Sometimes I see the dolphins fishing and playing, or fish jumping. There are lots of seabirds like sea eagles who effortlessly ride the thermals over the land, watching for their prey in the water. The dogs love going for a swim, and running in and out of the water, chasing sticks or shells I throw. They sniff everything on the beach like a couple of beach combing maniacs looking for treasure.
My great loves other than ‘The Spouse’, are Harry and Clark who are my dogs, my family, and my friends. I also love books, animals, computers, plants, movies, music, and art. I have books everywhere and the spouse keeps buying me bookcases to put them all in. I don’t think a house feels like a home unless you have books, and animals, and a garden.
I am trying to learn to play golf as the spouse (who is a good golfer) bought me some clubs for Christmas. Thank goodness the teacher is very, very patient. He is only young but I could swear there are more grey hairs on his head than before I started. There is a lot to enjoy about golf. I like to be out in the fresh air and see all the birds and animals that live on the golf course.
For exercise I enjoy yoga and pilates and walking the dogs. Oh! and golf of course.
I have also just started drawing and painting. I have never done anything like that in my whole life. So it is a huge learning curve for me. I never did art at school so I am way behind most people who at least have a rudimentary knowledge of art. I really love it though even though I am not any good. But, you have to start somewhere and if I keep practising I can only get better right?
Other than that I guess there is not much to tell. Some people live big lives and some live small lives. I don’t want to be rich or famous. I am happy in my life. I have so much to be thankful for and I love it.
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