At this very moment I am at a cafe, with lots of natural daylight but also airconditioning that tempers the soft beginnings of a summer weather. I ordered a cappuccino, while sending a quiet thanks to the person who sent me coffee money.
I’ve had to get out today to soothe the frustration of a plan gone awry.
I was all set with my packages to go to the post office this morning. But when I woke up I had cramps. I also had to finish one more hour of video data review for a short report I’m due to send today. The morning passed with me curling with cramps in my chair while doing the data review.
So, by lunchtime I was felling better though worn down a bit. I prepared a large bagful of Things — the packages for mailing, my work stuff, my journal, survival kits. Then I couldn’t get a cab — for some reason it was high-demand-high-fare period and no vehicles were within the area willing to take my fare. Too far to walk or I would have walked it. I tried for half an hour, nothing. Then I thought if I got there I might have a hard time getting a ride back — and pay more. Which would totally defeat the whole point of shipping orders to earn money because all the money would go to the transport fare. So, change of plans. Move the post office trip to Tuesday morning (because Monday is a holiday). But proceed with going out to somewhere walkable, and get the other tasks done outside of the house, with brighter surroundings, cooler temperature, and an easy slip into a small Artist Date afterwards. I need some cheering up!
So here I am at a “third-wave” coffee shop that, of all days, did not have my favourite sausage rolls available. I’ve just finished and sent the short report on the video data review. I have one more dayjob task to get done and then I can “shut down” on the hard money work for the day. It’s 3:40PM. I should be able to swing it. (Let’s hope the cramps stay away. I can feel them lurking.) Worst-case scenario, I extend the dayjob task work to tomorrow morning and submit the promised document by noon. We’ll see. I’ll get it all done eventually.
Interestingly I recently started reading Ursula K. Le Guin’s version of Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching. And it speaks much of doing without doing yet everything gets done. I need that kind of energy flow. I’ve been too wound up lately, being so pressured into performing and delivering on so many things.
How is your Friday going? Not much of a Fri-yay for me, hahaha!