Week 12 of 2021 is off to a busy start. The day started with back-to-back meetings, a barrage of text messages, and an inbox methodically logging incoming emails like a metronome. My manageable list of this week’s expectations suddenly expanded into what now appears to be a Sisyphean task. Here I thought I reserved a spot on a nice relaxing float down a lazy river, but I’ve discovered I’m booked on a hair-raising, scream-inducing whitewater rapids ride, and I have forgotten to pack my water wings.
Time to pivot, regroup, call in the backups, devise an alternative plan, strap in, improvise, and hope for a brilliant solution. The best course of action in these situations is maintaining a sense of humor, relying on your team, and having fun. Yes, fun. Nobody likes a bunch of screaming cry babies whining at the amount of work they need to complete. You could complain, or you can decide to revel in the excitement, savor the adrenaline rush, and appreciate your frantic breakneck speed. I opt for enjoying the madness and letting everyone wonder why they can’t be on my team.
No matter the challenges and the obstacles blocking my way, I maintain the item at the top of my list as a non-negotiable. Yesterday I wrote 450 (countable) words.
Did you write yesterday?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer