TEN THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ME
Life is a mystery; everyone must stand alone.
And dam it Madonna was right!
People are a mystery too!
(Ohhh and gasps!)
It’s true Linda!
Being a blogger people think that I am going to lay my life bare and reveal things about myself through my blogging.
But you’re wrong, that’s not who I am!
Granted I’ll write about things that have happened to me and what the outcomes of those situations were but you can’t know everything about me!
Anyway, today I am going to reveal (yes this may come across as a contradiction I understand!) ten things about myself that you may not be aware of/know!
When I catch the train to work, I like/prefer it when the seats are facing either backwards or forwards in two. See photo below. I don’t like it when its one long seat and everyone sits bunched up next to me. I like to be able to either face the way that the train is travelling or face the passengers. I also need time to be able to write/make notes in my notebook.
Every Tuesday and Thursday I will get out my notebook from my backpack and write the heading “things to do today”. Then I will make bullet points under that heading of things that I either want to discuss or people that need I to chase up or whatever it is. That way I am prepared, and I can structure my day around what I’ve written down.
I make sure that I have a supply of at least 6-8 biros in my backpack. I need to always have a pen on me. If I don’t have a pen then I will use my notes app on my mobile phone. But I prefer to write thins down with a pen touching the paper and making words appear.
I have at least two sensory items that I know are in my backpack and are there if I need them. These are small and portable and can be carried around in my backpack and are not heavy. If I know that I have these on me then I can at least feel a sense of calm.
I have my noise cancelling headphones as well as some other headphones that I carry in my backpack with me at all times. I also have the recharger for the noise cancelling headphones in my backpack too. I don’t want to have my noise cancelling headphones run out of battery on me whilst I am at work.
I always carry a packet of headache tablets with me as I get headaches a lot from stress, being overwhelmed, fatigued, tired etc.
When I catch the train to work I have worked out where to sit so that when the train comes to a complete stand still I am right by the escalator so that I can step out from the train as quickly as I can to avoid getting crushed by the crowds. This is at the front of the train heading to work so that when it gets to my stop I am by the exit. When I leave work and catch the train back home, I sit at the front so that again when the train comes to a complete stand still it stops right by the escalator.
I attempt to park my car at the train station car park right at the front by the ticket machine. So that it’s not a long drawn out walk for me. It’s very rare to get a parking spot right at the front but when I can I always attempt to get one right there.
On a train I always make sure that I am seated on an even seat number. So I’ll count two seats in and then sit down. If I am parking my car, I do the same. It must be an even number if that’s not possible I will attempt to sit/park in an even number spot.
I made the decision last year that every month I would treat myself to an all over body massage. I love them. I feel so relaxed afterwards. All my stresses have been massaged away and I feel on top of the world. I highly recommend it.
There I have been very open and honest, and some would say vulnerable here today in this blog post. I don’t know who those people are but I’m sure that if I found and located them they’d say that! Linda said that to me whilst peeking over my shoulder attempting to read this week’s blog post! Linda! You’ll just have to wait!
CARRY ON THE CONVERSATION
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Thank you for reading and I will see you next time for more thoughts from across the spectrum.
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