For the first time in a week, I had felt not sick. Hurray! And I was returning to the questgiver aka my life coach triumphant. Double hurray! I had done all what I said I was going to do and maybe even did more than necessary. It was a feeling I hadn’t experienced in some time. Furthermore, I was excited to show her all what I had done.
Our meeting place is about an hour and a half’s drive from where I live. I’d finished having my dinner (delicious ramen! My mouth is watering just thinking about it *drools slightly*) and was driving to the meeting place when my mount starting shaking. By mount, I mean my car. It was shuddering and became even worse when I was slowing to a stop. Terrified I was about to break down, I took the tunnel to get across the city (and river that divided the city from south and north) without having to stop on a major highway. It was also peak hour. I did manage to get there, and a little late at that because the traffic lights were all in league with each other and telling me “Nope, you’re already late, so we’re going to make it worse. Oh your car doesn’t like slowing down at the moment? BAM! RED LIGHT!”. Isn’t it ironic when you’re running late, you get every red light and all the slow traffic? Talk about rubbing salt into the wound.
Anyway, continuing. After arriving and seeing my life coach, I sat down at the table. We were outside (why outside, I don’t know, because it was bloody cold! But it was quieter, I’ll give her that) and had just ordered our drinks when we heard tyres screeching then an almighty bang, followed by the crackling of electric line sparks. Someone had just tried to be cool and do a burnout while taking off from the traffic lights and then proceeded to crash into a power pole (judging from the sparks and wobbling power lines). For a moment, we were both stunned. We couldn’t see what the aftermath was – there was a row of trees and shrubs blocking the view. But there were a few people running to the scene. I had the impulse to run over there too, and it was hard for me not to go, but my life coach started saying that we should ring 000 (the emergency line in Australia). She did end up doing it. It’s much better they get 50 calls about the same accident than none at all. After the call, it seemed like it was okay to actually begin our meeting. Yes, we hadn’t even started when this had happened. By the time I’d retrieved my mountain of paper from my folder and a pen from the depths of my bag, we could hear sirens approaching in the distance.
I showed her all my task dissections (covered my side of the small square table with paper upon paper). She seemed impressed. Then she asked me what my first steps would be to complete those goals I have already written down and committed to. I chose some items that I thought would be somewhat achievable, just to ease into working rather than going all out. It’s a problem for me if I try to go full-bore first up and get exhausted. Then I feel like doing nothing for weeks on end – not productive by any means. This is something I learned from my years at university. Pace yourself, I remind myself even though my brain still thinks I can go all out. Silly brain. You should know by now that Body can’t keep up with you.
Anyway, here’s what I chose:
The red list is a screenshot of my to-do I have for it on HabitRPG (amazing productivity/motivation site if you’re looking for one. Check out my other posts about it). When I took this screenshot, the ticked items are what I had already done.
As for the other items, here I come. You are not prepared! (hee hee, subtle WoW pun)