That reminds me of a poem I learned in school a long time ago. The first verse reads,
I meant to do my work today,
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
The name of the poet escapes me right now, and there is another verse, that I do recall but it isn’t relevant to my day. If only my afternoon was that lovely.
I started a new course today called Navigator with Adam Urbanski and our very own awesome Michelle Shaeffer. There was so much packed into this one call that it felt like months worth of training. I was so busy being in action after the call that the rest of the morning flew by as if I had found a time warp.
Then the outside world found it’s way in. My elderly dad had a geriatric assessment today and I had to be interviewed to fill in the blanks. He lives in a facility for dementia patients and I manage his life. It isn’t that I mind having to pay his bills, confirm his appointments, provide stuff that he requires and so forth, however, I am still finding a way to not let it take so many hours out of the days that someone decides I need to handle things.
In spite of this rather lengthy interruption, I got a lot done and made a lot of phone calls to invite people to participate in a telesummit I’m putting together for people who work with teens and young adults, teaching them independent living skills. The positive responses were gratifying and helped to keep my spirits up.
Hopefully I will be able to get back on track on Day 10 of the blog challenge.
How do you cope with interruptions and distractions in your day that interfere with the work you need to do?
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