It’s Day 8 of the No Matter What Game. To find out how you can join in, see details below the post.
G: Pick two different coloured crayons (or something similar) at random. Tell us something related to each of the colours.
P: This reminds me of an exercise we just did at Staff Development Day on Friday. Twice a year our three colleges come together for day of reckoning and reacquainting.
To prevent us from staying in our comfort zone and sitting with people we already know at our own campuses, the organizers planned a mixer where we sat with others from across the district. We were then asked to find four things everyone at our table had in common besides working at EICC.
While it was easy to come up with things all humans have in common, I was really hoping we’d dig deep and discover some uncommon commonalities. Since one of the people at our table teaches Intro to Psychology, I felt certain we had a reliable life guard should we decide to wade into deep waters.
Sadly we stayed in shallow waters, which is always safe at a public pool. (And a public school.)
But this goes against my nature. Being the Queen of Quirk that I am, I never play it safe at the public pool. I’m the one with the zoomers, hand gloves, goggles, and nose plug swimming slowly but steadily in the lap lane in a polka dot one piece. I show up equipped and ready to make the most of the experience.
In the beginning, it used to make me feel a wee bit self-conscious. One of the great things that has happened to me at midlife is I stopped caring so much what everyone else thinks and started daring to be my own brand of brilliant and beautiful.
This doesn’t mean anyone else agrees with me. It just means I’m freer and have more fun than I used to.
This also means I don’t follow directions well and like to make exceptions whenever possible. So, instead of relating this post to colours (if you are reading this the UK) or colors (if you are reading this in the US) or I’m not sure which spelling you prefer if you are in Australia, I decided to just write no matter what and see where we drifted.
I’m also committed to getting to bed early tonight so this is where I leave you.
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