'One should always have a definate objective. In a walk, as in life, it is so much more satisfying to reach a target by personal effort than to wander aimlessly. An objective is an ambition, and life without ambition is aimless wandering.'
These words have really struck a chord with me. I have had a few days just lately where I have been wandering aimlessly, and I don't like it. Sometimes I cant decide what I want to do when I get up in the morning, and waste the day by faffing about. When I go walking my target is to fill the whole time I have available, I set myself a finish time and never come back early. I need to start applying this principle to other aspects of my life, I need to plan my days a bit better, and stick to my target.
This morning my plan was to go to Hull, find a shop in George Street, and check out some maps. I also had a hankering to do some walking. So I walked to Winteringham, got the bus to Hull, free with the pass, found the shop, and did the same journey back in reverse. Total walked 11.56 miles. It was a lovely day, sunny and slightly breezey. I'm glad the wind was blowing in the opposite direction when I passed this combine harvester, ha ha.
Right what is my target for tomorrow? If the weather is fine I will do a walk locally, a bit more of the Viking Way, or if it is raining I will stop at home and make three more shopping bags. Then if it stops raining I will dig up two bushes in the front garden, and replace them with two new ones that I have been growing in pots. So from now on, no more faffing :o)