Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Starting out...

...with one foot in front of the other.
or other such cliches.

I make no promises here; this is an experimental space. I may never return to post, or I may spew random nonsense, gripe about politics (let me just say that there are some graceful transitions I'd like to see in the political realm), whine about training.

I do make a simple request: if you've stumbled upon this page and have added up the information within to identify me, please respect that I've chosen to post under a pseudonym.

I chose the name for its multiple applications to my current life.

Transition:*
1 a: passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another

Graceful:*
displaying grace in form or action : pleasing or attractive in line, proportion, or movement

a) I'm in the initial stages of making a career change. There have been recent developments which accelerated the time line, but I've been contemplating this for a while. I probably won't go into details here - it's exciting, intimidating, terrifying and exhilarating simultaneously, and I feel like I'm on a roller coaster without knowing where the track ends. There's impending unemployment, but I hope that's relatively temporary.

ii) I do static trapeze. For those of you of who don't know what that means, I offer a random YouTube link. (I've never met this person; I just searched on "static trapeze" and promptly got side-tracked for 20 minutes). Finding ways to make the transitions between tricks look fluid is one of my main challenges. I fell in love with trapeze, and to a lesser degree general circus arts, several years ago as an adult. I chose it as a way to challenge myself, and somewhere along the line, it became an addiction, in a very positive way.

tres) I'm a wanna-be triathlete. Still very much in the wanna-be stages, though slowly emerging. Trapeze gets the majority of my athletic attention and energy. However, I keep reading triathlon blogs and the bug bit. First, however, I have to relearn how to swim. I seem to have developed a phobia of actually putting my face in the water. This rather hampers my swimming endeavors. Triathlons have transitions too...

So there you have it, a brief introductory post, which got longer than I'd actually intended. Welcome.


* definitions taken from merriamwebster.com



3 comments:

stronger said...

It only took (how many) years?? :)Welcome.

The trapeze stuff is very interesting.

21stCenturyMom said...

So that's 2 dangerous ...and by dangerous I mean awesome... addictions. Blogging and triathlon. Double Crack House. Welcome!

Juls said...

Welcome to your new role in the blogosphere! Your writing style is very fluent and easy. I like it. Thanks for including me as one of your invited readers.

I look forward to your first link to YOU doing that trapeze stuff. It looks amazing.