Ardean Peters: Toronto Photographer | People & Light

Still benched

It’s Sunday night. No, actually – it’s Monday morning. 12:37am. I should totally be asleep right now. But, I decided to catch up on my fitness blog. Ya. So about that… I still have not been back to the gym. It’s been 11 days. My knee has really kept me out of the game. Maybe it’s ’cause I’m older, and carrying more weight and am much less fit then in the past – but my knee is not bouncing back as fast as I would have liked. I think I will try to go tomorrow, but if I do, it’ll only be on the elliptical. I don’t think my knee can handle a class yet. I still feel it ‘wobble’ when walking downstairs. 😦 And I won’t even mention food.
Sigh. When it rains it pours. (So many things happening…) I just hope that I can get back on track sooner than later and that my knee is just taking it’s time healing and there is nothing else going on.

On a totally un-related topic. I have a new project. Well, not project, per se. I decided to build a new photography website. Though I’ve been with for a long time and love their customer service, I’ve been wanting to do something different for awhile with my site. I’d been ‘noticing’ Squarespace a lot more recently. They’re really up on their ad game. And, the podcast I listen to (shot out to Reply All), plays there ads. It worked. I started a trial website and I’m really liking it. I’m building something that can potentially really make doing photography as a ‘side hustle’, more stress free. Which I need, because right now – I have to focus on my (mental) health and fitness and can’t put as much energy into photography. At the moment, I’m just content with it being a side hustle or ‘paid hobby’ as Shel eloquently put it. Ooh, I’d love feedback on the site. Check it out here: and use the visitor access and leave me comment below. Be nice πŸ™‚

Wish me luck that this week in the gym goes good. I’m gonna need it.


  1. Wow, it sounds like a lot on your plate over there. An alot of things running through your mind, definitely take your time and don’t over do it (easy for me to say, you say) yes that’s true. But I know that your a fighter an you got this battle, you come to far too just turn around and throw in the towel. I just checked out your new site and I loved, you can never go wrong with simplicity and it sounds like they have a lot more to offer as well. Mental health is very important, an I feel it’s something that a lot of people don’t acknowledged, or seem support in. So you seeking support in that area is very wise.

    I look forward to reading more about your journey:-)
    Thank you for being so transparent.


    • Ardean Peters

      Ya. There has def been a lot going on… but, I’m hoping I’m finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel or the beginning of a new better tunnel πŸ˜‰

      I haven’t ventured back to the gym yet. My knee is still iffy and something someone said to me about there knee has creeped into my mind. I’ll give it the rest of this week to rest and I’ll see about next week. (That and I’m also working on getting my neck back in order! I’m falling apart… πŸ™‚

      Thanks for taking a look at the site! I have a lot still to do on it and then I’ll just relax and let it be.

      Yup, mental health is a biggie. I think that I need it, acknowledge it but never quite go the next step – but get back to ‘coping’ okay. Maybe that’s okay, if I always get back to a place where I’ve managed to release the things causing the problem…


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