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REBECCA MOONEY This year my focus is on my passion (some may say my addiction) for walking. I will write a creative walking journal for 100 days. This has been partly inspired by The Artist's Way, a book about creativity which I read some years ago and followed the advice about writing a journal. I stopped writing 3 years ago, which is far too long to go without putting thoughts on paper. I doubt everything written in my journal will be published on this website. I'll add a random photo of a trusted companion; my shadow.


Day 42

My sole focus is staying relaxed and calm. The pain is diminishing with the help of a mouli of drugs. Certainly, there will be little walking over the next few days while I let my neck muscles and ligaments repair after being moved and stretched during the 3-hour surgery last week. I'm feeling sorry for myself for thinking I can work in my kitchen or even hang out on the sofa before I'm actually ready. Patience, patience, patience. This is the most important time to let the body repair. I have the rest of my life to walk, to be physically adventurous, but only if I let the healing process have priority now. I will practice positive thinking and create an image of a strong and beautiful me. It's difficult to write about walking while I'm convalescing. Apologies to my walking readers.