Well January was about the National Time Trial Champs and then to the Tour Downunder and now I am back home and there is nothing much going on. Riding the bike is about turning the cranks and just riding at the moment. I have had to apply for a position at work that is nearly three hours from home as part of a redployment programme. Whilst that is not good and who knows if I will even get the position, I did have to write up a CV which was a first for me, I had never had a CV and I must say it looks impressive......I would employ me!...lol.....It was a learning experience for me trying to write a CV.
That was last week. I have been riding and fighting off some depressive moments where I seriously struggle to ride my bike, just feel sad and not coping with my emotions, other days I am fine.....some of you may not be aware but I am in a work dispute, which has been going on for 9 months and who knows what is going to happen. I just want my job back as an on road paramedic, but there are medical issues and basically it is red tape.....too complicated to write here but basically I dont tick the right box according to the ambulance doctor so until further notice I am off the road.
I am still training, will be back studying next month as I am doing a Nutritionist course (started early 2009) and getting into my photography business http://www.actionpactpix.com/. The business is only very new and I am learning about my camera and I just downloaded GIMP (the free photoshop) and it is fantastic.
I am really writing this entry in response to my dad who has noticed a lack of diary entries of late, not much to report. I have been busy taking pics and riding in some shocking wind.
I did buy the Cycling Tips knicks they are capo knicks and they are great. I am not one to rave about gear usually, just use whatever, but the capo knicks are really comfy and a good lycra. I have a lot of knicks, most bought on special or end of season run out etc etc........
No pics today, just an update......This week I will probably have a job interview, I have to see my doc in Melb and I want to do some longer bike rides and get my endurance back up a bit........Who knows what will happen in the nexty twelve months in some ways I am at a HUGE intersection in life and there are a few choices, and my GPS is malfunctioning and not sure which direction to send me.....it will sort itself out.......I just have to stay positive and remain assertive and get rid of that friggin self doubt that is sneaking into the back of my head!..........Cant believe I am actually voicing all of this here....just keep turning the cranks and focus on where you are going!
"Its not what happens to you that matter, it's what you do about what happens that matters."