I have been swimming twice a week. For me, the best part is...as long as your head is in the water, no one can bother you. Most days I have to pool all to myself...so nice:) The only thing I hate about it is how cold it is when I first get in the water. I use a little trick that my tennis coach taught me, to get around freezing my butt off.
When you are doing your stroke (in tennis), count 1,2,3. What he means by that is, at 1 your racket is here, at 2 your racket is there, at 3 it is there. I use this primarily on my serve. Instead of thinking about the stroke, I train my brain to think 1,2,3. My body follows the count. So while I'm serving, my brain is thinking 1,2,3. The theory is that a lot of times, your brain gets in the way of letting your body do what it can do. If you occupy your brain, your body can do.
Well, I use this method when getting in the pool as well. Instead of thinking about how cold it is. I just push off and say 1,2,3. I am not thinking about the cold, I'm thinking about the count. Truthfully, I don't know if I take an athlete's approach to life, or if I'm just a bit obsessive?
I need to use this (in a slow motion capacity) for my Stock Yard site. I am at the 1. It's been really frustrating getting other illustrators on board:P Quite frankly, I have only approached two, and they shot me down cold. Now, I don't know where else to look...bah, frustrated. I am at the 1. I gotta just keep putting illustrations on the site, and try to find some other folks to contribute if I can.
Thing is, I don't want to go live with it until I have a decent amount of stock (I am thinking 100 images?) If I don't have a nice body of work, folks won't come back.
1-set up site, build up stock
2-launch and market
3-sell, sell, sell
I just need to keep telling myself "I am at the 1."
Miss Peach must sense I'm frustrated. The other day, she came to me with a sticker that had been torn. (don't you know, in a toddlers eyes "Mom fixes everything.") Anyway...
I said: "Miss Peach, this is pretty ripped up, I don't know if I can fix it?"
She said: "Just keep trying Mom. Never give up!" Then she scampered away.
Hmmmm...that kid has a good head on her shoulders...