To put things simply I am Ethan and I live in England down near London. I don’t like living in towns and cities all that much and would love to move out to where I can see mountains or lakes and not listen to the sound of traffic. I love being outside no matter what the weather is like. I can’t describe how much I love being outdoors but it is the kind of love that makes my heart ache. This blog holds pictures of places I would love to be and other things that catch my eye for a variety of reasons (often the colours or the composition).
Some things that I love; bright summer mornings when I sit on a windowsill or outside eating my breakfast as the sunlight basks on my feet, the rain on my skin and the smell after it has rained, the sound of uilleann pipes or bagpipes which make me feel oddly homesick, open roads and empty building and towns and the feeling of invisibility, airports and train stations and anywhere I can travel, riding my bike or walking somewhere, forests, mountains, hills, oceans, rivers, lakes and tiny houses on large plots of land.
I read compulsively and write all the time even if the words never get placed on a page. My brain rarely shuts up and I hold most conversations with myself. I am an introvert and almost certainly have social anxiety disorder, most of the time I have no problems with how it affects me. This combination means I spend most of my time alone which results in odd looks when I mention that I did things by myself that could have been done socially. I’m not great at making new friends and am awful at small talk and starting conversations. But I love and care for my friends and family a great deal even if they don’t know how much, I do my best to be friendly and polite and not seem too awkward around strangers. I am aromantic and asexual and whilst most people think I am straight I feel far more comfortable with the label of gay (if we are going to guess things). I personally just call myself nothing or “not anything” but that sounds a bit insulting.
I enjoy running, swimming and cycling, I will make the Ironman championships at Kona before I die, perhaps I will make it to an Ultraman competition. I also like bouldering, kayaking and hiking and have a new interest in surfing, skiing, historic fencing and yoga which I have yet to act upon. Bike polo, ice hockey, basketball and quidditch are the only sports I would ever want to play with others. The only team I follow is the Vancouver Canucks and that currently means I stay up until 4am watching a game. Someday I hope to move to Canada and then I won’t need to stay up until the sunrise to see them play.
I also enjoy camping, cooking, music (playing, listening and watching), crafting things, spinning poi, contact juggling and learning about languages/cultures/regions. I studied zoology because animals have always interested me. I have no idea what to do in the future, I contemplate doing a PhD so I can be called doctor and because I love learning. I have no career plans but I know what jobs I would like, bike mechanic, freight train driver, postman, fireman, working on an organic farm or a ranch hand, working at an airport in some way, housekeeping and maintenance at a field study centre in the countryside and a carpenter. I would like to do all these at some point in my life. I want to live in a small house that I built on a large plot of land with a garden. I want to travel and explore because I’ve only seen a tiny fraction of this planet and all the amazing things and people that inhabit it.