This has been a very busy week. I barely found time to do much of anything. That’s funny as I’m typing since during our webcast it was pointed out that we really can’t manage time; we can only manage ourselves. So, given that….although I had a plan for this week I didn’t do a very good job at managing myself.
I am the conference registrar the Toastmasters District 36 Fall Conference this weekend so, this week has mainly been preparing for the conference on Saturday. I also participated in a HS career fair at an all girls school (Elizabeth Seton HS); so there was preparation for that as well. I enjoyed the fair and it was well attended. I love being able to interact with the young women and seeing the excitement and inquisitiveness and feeling like I may be having an impact that will chart the course for one of their lives. In addition to that, one of my major projects at work has a main employee relocation this weekend so this week has also been very hectic at work with last-minute items popping up relating to the move.
Through it all, I’ve tried to keep up with all of the exercises but, there were days when I may have only been able to get through the readings once or twice. Monday and Tuesday were probably my best days this week where I got through everything at least 3x.
I’m finding the Sits easier with having the directed/specific exercises as opposed to when we had to have no thought. I’ve been less anxious and feel they go by much quicker. I want to increase my time but, haven’t been able to do so yet. That will be my goal for this upcoming week. Although the Sits have been easier, the MK visualization exercise this week was a bit confusing. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to be visualizing an object of my choosing or the battleship…so, I did a little of both. I found it very interesting how Haanel traced the battleship back through time and purpose. I don’t think I’ve ever thought of an object in that manner. This was a challenging but intriguing exercise.
So many times this week have I had a conversation that entailed not giving opinions and/or remaining positive and warding off negative thoughts (maybe the MD pill is really out there and people have been taking it! LOL). Each week has been more and more confirmation of the things were discussing and the exercises we’re doing. I’m excited to know what this next week will bring as we come upon the end of our first trimester.
Until next time…
Great to see that despite your busy schedule you are seeing value in the exercises!