Let´s just say that last Magic Monday was less Magic and more Monday this time. The whole idea of my day off is for me to be more spontaneous and to not plan too much on my one day off, as opposed to my 9-5 work which is a lot about strategic planning and daily to do lists. Well, you cannot throw out the Planning Officer and imagine she will suddenly turn into a wildly spontaneous creature in just one day. Or a week.
So naturally I had it all planned out. How I would take a walk in the lovely weather (around -10 degrees Celsius) with the goal to sit at one of the cafés I haven´t yet visited. I could picture it all in my minds eye. How I would choose a table at the window, sip my hot chocolate and take out my journal to do one of the writing exercises that was part of week one in Susanna Conways Unravelling: Ways of seeing yourself e-course. Then I would take some pictures of my bracelet and my necklace on the beautiful wooden table as part of one of the exercises of week two of Unravelling.
Nothing even remotely close to this happened. Nada. After a lot of hassle in the morning it was well around 2 pm before I had packed my bag with everything I needed. And this time I had even remembered to bring my camera with me. Half way up the stairs at the park that is opposite where I live, I suddenly had difficulties breathing and a wave of nausea hit me. I felt so sick that I simply had to return home and go to bed waking up three hours later feeling really lousy, with all the classical symptoms of a flu.
So what is the lesson learned? Do.Not.Plan. I repeat, Do Not Plan On Your Magic Monday. Just go with the flow dear.
And since I want to have pictures on every blog post I write I will Adorn (This weeks theme on Unravelling) this post with Feet (from last weeks theme on Unravelling).