My Mini Adventure

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I was meeting Tim at his office after work and instead of
catching the tram I decided to walk the 4.1km to Icelab Melbourne. I did this
for three reasons: I felt like a walk, I had the time and frankly I was to
stingy to pay for the tram. I Google mapped my route and off I went, it was
4:15 and according to the fastest route it would take me 56 minutes (more than twice as long as the tram). The first
things that came to mind was “sweet, that will get lots of steps on
Moves” the second was, “man I wish I wore my proper shoes” (pink laced runners
instead of flats). Since I wasn’t it a hurry, it didn’t really matter what
shoes I was wearing so I went for a mindful walk (code name for slow, leisurely
stroll). I also brought my headphones to listen to a podcast but I didn’t end
up needing it.

I walked down Little Lonsdale Street and watched as people
walked past, waited patiently at the traffic lights and peaked down the many
side streets. Then all of a sudden I started noticing things, the reflections,
the old buildings mixed with the new, the window rails, the truck, the bird,
the Vespa. I was smiling like an idiot in my head (or perhaps plastered on my
face), I realised I was having my own mini adventure. I started imagining the Urbanist podcast host
commentating on what I was doing, seeing and hearing. It wasn’t anything out of
the ordinary, but it was still a pretty cool realisation. Without intending to,
I stopped to smell the roses, well in this case I stopped to instagram.

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