🇮🇹 Quello che vedete in questa foto è per me un luogo sinonimo di inizio. Alla destra di questi pali tra il 1909 e il 1911 prese forma la nave più famosa del mondo: il Titanic. Tutto ebbe inizio qui! Qui infatti sorgeva il cantiere della H&W dove nel 1911 venne varato il transatlantico che l'anno successivo sarebbe tragicamente affondato durante la sua traversata inaugurale.
Allo stesso tempo per me questo luogo significava inizio del mio primo Giro d'Italia vissuto da protagonista, nel 2014, quando ebbi il privilegio di parteciparvi come preparatore atletico della Neri Sottoli Yellow Fluo, il sogno di un bambino che si avvera.
Oggi, a distanza di 4 anni, per me questo luogo da inizio alla prima vera vacanza mia e di @silvia_fam_ in occasione proprio dell'anniversario dei nostri primi 4 anni insieme.
Il realtà questo inizio è ideale, in quanto primo luogo visitato durante la vacanza, il nostro viaggio, a dir poco pazzo, inizia ben lontano da qui, a Pisa, ma avrò tempo per raccontarvelo nei prossimi post.
🇬🇧 What you see in this photo is for me a place synonymous with beginning. To the right of these poles between 1909 and 1911 stood the site of the H & W where in 1911 the most famous ship in the world was launched: the Titanic. It all started here!
At the same time for me this place meant the beginning of my first Giro d'Italia as an athletic trainer, in 2014.
Today, after 4 years, for me this place starts the first real holiday of mine and Silvia on the occasion of the anniversary of our first 4 years together.
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Now for a bit of more fun "history": the myth of Flyn the Giant and how he created Giant's Causeway, which is what the area that has these octagonal rock formations.
Supposedly, Flyn challenged a Scottish giant to a fight and built the causeway to get across the two islands. However, the Scottish giant was bigger, so he ran back to Ireland and the Scottish giant chased after him. Flyn's wife came up with a trick and scared off the Scottish giant and he broke up the causeway as he ran away, separating Ireland and Scotland. Alright, it's a myth, sure. But the crazy thing? These stones are also in Scotland right across from these in Ireland.
Oh and Flyn has a camel of course. And plays the organ. He's a talented giant.
• introspection • - the examination of a persons own thoughts & feelings. -
I remember when I became a mediator, I had psychology lessons at the university of Vienna and it was my favourite thing to do. I was told to teach people to go into themselves and let them try to communicate their feelings. As any good teacher knows, you help your students to their own conclusions, providing food for thought rather than telling them what to think and where to find the answers. Meaning, I had to learn to check myself and be aware of what I am feeling, what I am thinking, how to decide things and weigh all options with the consequences or the necessities required to have the strength and courage to pursue a dream or communicate a problem. To be entirely honest, I think that was the seminary I became an overthinker in, but there’s one thing I realised JUST this morning as Jakob (and yes I’ll give him full credit on this ♥️) told me how he saw me, my feelings and my heart. I also remember a task on my personal progress in church that required interviewing friends and family for positive attributes they saw within you. And I realised we SHOULD encourage each other more to those. REMIND EACH OTHER. Introspections are great, yet sometimes we’re so consumed by the greatness of our misfortunes and the dead end streets we walk that we lose a realistic image of ourselves. Sometimes we do not know how we feel entirely and even the greatest introspection will not suffice. I’ve come to realise that there are greater souls out there that might have a very good image of who you are, when you are having difficulties communicating with yourself. Sometimes a friend might tell you that you’re good at something you were losing faith in and didn’t believe in yourself anymore, only to open your eyes and realise that it’s true. You take the time to think again and your analysis changes.
Introspection should be healthy. You should be able to see yourself with strengths and weaknesses just the way you are, have an accurate idea of how you’re perceived, but just like somebody else’s opinion of you can be biased, so can your own.