Challenge question #6
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Specific question #6: Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it!
Since I don’t take advice, I’m not going to ask for it. People are welcome to offer opinions, of course, but ultimately, I must make my own choices. And I expect others to make their own choices.
Someone commented one day that I should consider using a slow cooker. It’s a great suggestion. However, it wouldn’t work for me with my current lifestyle. I could have a great meal going, and I could be stuck at work an extra hour or 24 (yeah, I have THAT kind of job). One day last week, I ended up taking a client to the emergency room. We got there at 5 pm, and I didn’t leave until 10:30 pm. I still had to take the van back and pick up my car, and also talk to the staff at the client’s house. I didn’t get home until midnight. I ended up eating at the hospital, because one of the nurses let me make sandwiches. I know a slow cooker uses low heat and cooks gently, but I think there would come a point where the food is inedible or the device starts a fire.
Flexibility is key for me to succeed in any goal. I can’t rigidly think I will be able to leave work at 5 pm and have dinner on the table at 6 pm and be in bed by 10 pm. It just doesn’t happen that way for me. And I’m okay with that.