Brunswick peeps...come and say hello to us at the Fairtrade Market at the Brunswick Town Hall! Here till 5❤
Everytime I swim here I'm reminded of why I love and why I feel.
The concrete under my bare feet. The cool air against my skin.
The sound of water surrounding me.
The reflection of the sky against my skin as my arms emerge from the water over and over again. Purple, golden, blue flashes.
The heat of the sauna followed by the freezing cold outdoor shower.
Here, I feel like I'm home.
I forgive myself for mistakes I've made and praise myself for my successes..
I'm centered and present.
I smile, I coach myself.
"Arms against my ears.
Kick in rhythm.
Don't breathe out too fast.
The swim itself is always a struggle. It's always a test.
Have I improved? Why can't I seem to catch my breath? Have I pushed too far today? If I drown will they save me?
It will always be a gauge of how I'm feeling, how I've treated my body and how I feel about my direction in life.
I arrive and leave the baths without speaking a word.
When I swim, my mind somehow reminds me of what's important and what's not.
I'm able to solve all of my problems here.
Swimming allows me absolute clarity in perspective.
Here, I get to see myself and others for their true selves and appreciate their presence in my life. I consider myself lucky to live here, to know these people and call them by their names.
This picture doesn't justify my experience.
I'd just like you to know why I love to swim.
#nofilter #brunswickbaths #stayhealthy
The weather might be cooling down, but we'll always make time for a quick dip at Brunswick Baths! 🌊 A refreshing start to our Sunday morning. ☀️ Image via @wandering.and.wondering
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Brunswick Baths, my favourite!
On Sundays, even on gloomy Sundays, we: - watch Insiders in bed, with coffee. Noting on Twitter what sense that Sally Mc makes.
-as talking pictures starts we message our friends who live in Princes Hill. We inform them of swimming and coffee plans. -we turn off our brand new electric blanket. We do. Did we? We did!
-we walk through the park where the doggos good and bad were prepping for a fun walk.
-we come to Brunswick Baths. We swim. 800m because the lanes fill up and the kicking to the face gets a bit much.
-we sit in the spa and talk politics with old men who sometimes agree that Sally Mc is a hit.
- we coffee with pals. -we let people know that we are MCing a Labor for Aid event on May the 3rd at Thornbury Theatre. There will be Indonesian unionists and Ged Kearney. There is an above average chance of me speaking Indonesian in public and hopefully lots of awareness building pre-conference about Labor for Aid. -we get excited for birthday dinner with neices that evening.
#eleanorswims #auspool #brunswickbaths
Brunswick baths deep end 🏊♂️
For those of you in Brunswick...you have to check out my latest discovery @hopestspace
is a treasure cave of all things quirky...and indoor plants! The owner is lovely and asked me to leave 5 monkeys there to sell. Please pop in and show him they're in demand 😎 You'll find this spunky shop opposite @luxfoundry
on Hope Street, Brunswick 💥
Who is coming to Sydney Road Street Party tomorrow? ❤
Monkeys are going bananas about finally being able to come along for this fantastic community event 💥