Two things have happened today; I have written and published my first blog post and my clutch gave up on me on the way home from work.
Of course the blog post is exciting, something positive and enjoyable (more enjoyable once I get the hang of uploading pictures). On the other hand the ropey clutch felt a bit stressful, tested my patience and means I have no transport for my training day tomorrow.
Luckily, I remembered, as the lights were on green and the traffic remained stuck behind me and I swore & prayed for 5 long minutes trying to force the gear into 1st, that I had a moment of choice….
Not about the clutch, or the people behind me, but whether I wanted to stay calm or panic. To get annoyed or focus on getting home in one piece.
I did get home in one piece, eventually, arranged for the car to get towed and fixed as soon as possible and then telephoned to offer my apologies that I couldn’t attend the Appreciative Coaching session tomorrow.
So out of a situation that was really no fun and massively inconvenient I found myself thinking about all the good things I had; firstly that I have somehow learned over the last few years to manage my temper a lot better, I was home safely, it was a beautiful sunny evening and I also have a supportive network of family and friends who are more than happy to help out.
So, no clutch but a sense of gratitude.