For many parents, the first week of September heralds that time, when their angels head back to school and ‘normal’ life can resume. A time when many consultants who choose to take August off or have an imposed holiday, business life starts again with a swing.
I took August off. Not strictly true, I had been working, but also taking time for me and re-aligning what I do and the direction I am heading in. It would have been useful if clients who owed me money had paid me. I guess they had decided that August was a further payment holiday.
So what did the week hold?
All of my usual pre planning of getting my train ticket well in advance of my visit went out of the window, and for good reason, I was to discover.
I didn’t realize that when I was booked to deliver an assertiveness course, that the rest of my week would be spent learning a new course ready for delivery 4 weeks later. Somehow, the universe had delayed buying my ticket. It was when with some trepidation I logged on to buy my ticket. Wow, was I being looked after, the difference between first and second was £10 , and the price of second class was very low. Yippee, first class both ways.
Arrival at the hotel was when I discovered that I hadn’t pre-planned my diet. Not diet in the sense of being on a weightloss diet, but a ‘this is what I can eat’ diet. One very boring room service salad later and memo to me was, call hotel before going and pre order food.
As the week progressed a few more memo’s to me came along:-
On that last point, I ended up fainting, and not realizing it until the next day. You may wonder how I couldn’t have noticed. Well, I was busy working. While I was busy working I ate very little. My mind became over stimulated, resulting in not sleeping very well. It wasn’t until I was showering the next day that I noticed the egg on my head, then when I looked in the mirror I was rather horrified to discover a range of other massive bruises cascading down my form. In that moment, I remembered waking up in the bath feeling odd and thinking I had just fallen asleep.
Through my fuzzy head, I continued to function and be my sparkly self. My prime directive was to through these few days and get home to Wales.
I wrote this as I was sitting on the train with a feeling of relief that very soon I would be safe, and being licked by Ferdy dog and cwtched by my boyfriend.
And what of the rest of my first week back to school?
The course was wonderful and the people who came were so courageous. I say courageous because it cannot be easy being non assertive, whether you are aggressive, passive or somewhere in-between.
All in all it was a week where the universe reminded me not to take anything for granted, don’t make assumptions and to treasure those around me.
What was going back to school like for you?
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