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I am writing this in a coffee shop about 3 miles from home. (He said not being 100% sure how far.) Actually 4.4 kilometres which is actually 2.73 miles.

I walked here, in lieu of joining a gym, so as to get some exercise in my life. I keep coming back to that idea of joining a gym and then veering away from it again. Why would I want to join a gym? Well to try and make myself look…better. Honestly I do not find them especially fun places. They are loud and everyone else is always prettier than me!

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Walking here for a hot chocolate seems better. Even if that, and the food I had rather negates the effect of the exercise.

The point of the Freewrite was to not be distracted. So how is that going? Well I am distracted a bit. There is still my phone next to me. Aside from checking that distance information I am managing to stay away from it. There is the music my phone identifies as Mr Big Stuff (woops distracted again).

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Across from me is a woman with purple hair. She has her computer with her. It has a stylised cat on the top. You know the type pointed ears and intricate patterns for the fur.

I find myself wondering what she might be writing. Is it a university project? Is it a novel? Is it a poem? She could be self-employed and doing her taxes for all I know.

There are two women sitting across from each other reading. Together but separate. Enjoying each other’s company but also their own individual book.

At the table next to me are two women with laptops. If had to guess I would say all five are at university and have come here to study.

Do you ever people watch? It can be fascinating.

There is also an older couple in the far corner and a middle aged man on his own with a book.

I like using the Freewrite here. I think it is better than a full laptop. And I am not sitting around my usual home clutter.

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I am for sure making a few errors but that what editing is for.

Now that it is a week later and I am editing I can tell you there are many errors.

Writing about what I am writing is probably one of the sillier things I could be writing but it is all I have got.

The other day I wrote a piece for an article competition. I cannot share it with you here for that reason. I used the Freewrite and after a few false starts, because the competition could be on any subject, I got it done.

A new plan is emerging in my mind for this blog. 500 words a pieces. seems like a good amount.

I do actually have a couple of things I could be doing while I am here in town. The time is 1352 and I think I just hit the after noon slump.

I have so far walked 10,928 steps. I haven’t decided if I will walk home or not. The weather might decide that one for me.

(Spoiler alert: I did not walk home)

Well that is 500 words. So see you next time.

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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