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Freestyle lifestyle - some of us swim through life, while others seem to sink

November 30,-0001 00:00

If someone says to me I have a "freestyle lifestyle", a range of images springs to mind. Some of them I'm not comfortable writing about here, but what does it actually mean? Some of us are in perfect freestyle, while others seem to chaotically leap ...


If someone says to me I have a "freestyle lifestyle", a range of images springs to mind.Some of them I'm not comfortable writing about here, but what does it actually mean?
Some of us are in perfect freestyle, while others seem to chaotically leap from momen to moment. Is it a way of living where we can be "free" to do what we want when we want it with no consequences?  I don't know.I wonder if it is in the same category as "free range parenting" sans the children?
Michael Klim: when all his limbs are in complete synchronicity he carves a smooth forward motion through the pool.  Photo: Josh Robenstone
I'm yet to be convinced it is a thing or an excuse for a non-descript way of living.It doesn't appear on Google, so it can't be "a thing" yet, but I've definitely heard it.  More than once.
So what is it?Here are some of my thought on what the definition might be.Someone who is out of control, all-swinging-arms-and-legs akin to the swimming style, only the drowning type, not the Michael Klim variety.Their life is a blend of unorganised chaos.   Diaries are a thing of fantasy and maps are used as a "general guide".  They are constantly late and can be identified as "the one who is short of breath" – it could be constant threat of drowning!Or are they a free-spirited person who lives with more spontaneity than most? They have created an environment where the term "organisation" doesn't even register.They are able to manoeuvre through life in response to their split-second decisions.  They make it work and it looks effortless.And my final thought is perhaps more akin to the swimming style.They possess similar traits as an Olympic swimmer.  They are able to move all their limbs in complete synchronicity and enjoy a smooth forward motion through life.They have everything totally organised, their breathing is regular, they turn at measured intervals and with repeated effort improve?If "freestyle lifestyle" is a thing (or becomes a thing), I would like to be the Olympic swimmer type.What do you think?Is it a thing?

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