Dont know why but thinking a lot about the word delegation strange word to keep popping into my head but prob think comes from the story somewhere in the bible God knows where (he does know) were it claims all the bits in the body are needed !! even the finger nail is important the other day I had a so-called paper cut and yes it was painful and could not use my finger for awhile and yes i did miss the use of it .
As a child most of my memories of doing the majority of activities art, sport , music dancing more or less anything was “oh u will make a mess and would always be the last to be chosen in any team game !!! a story that must ring true with so many people my mum has roughly the same memories as kid so do most people who are not sporty or arty !! or a talent that is blindingly obvious !!
I never won any thing at sport and was always the last to be chosen ( boohoo) til around about the age of 11 when in stead of doing silly beanbag races or little runs it was decided our class would run all the way round the sports field this was a good 800 metres or more well miracles do happen i won the race feet hands down much to the amazement to everyone including myself ” how did u do that as i won numerous other races i had no idea and just think it was something i could naturally do middle distance running i have always been slim and bit of a day dreamer so sprinting was no good to me as i was still at the beginning whilst everyone else had finished but this was slower to get going and alot of winning was down to tactics always remembering the tortoise wins the race not the hare alot of people are always in a rush but i like to take my time so in a race i would start off slowly and concentrate on getting past the person in front of me til their was no one left to overtake great fun and found it easy up to a point !!
I believe everyone is good at something and should all make the most of what we have a few years after winning various races the fun out of running began to diminish as my reputation began to follow me about ” u r so good u can beat anyone err maybe but was happy just running and the pressure began to get to me , about the age of 13 i was becoming skinnier and skinnier and although i lived 2 minutes away from the high school i was exhausted by time got their i could hardly crawl never made run but no one listened if u did not have a note from your parents u had to do PE
I will never forget the day i pleaded with the PE teacher that i was not well enough to run but would not listen and people crowded around to watch me run and so lined up ready to go and bang few cms in it seemd and wa son the floor ” cant u see she’s ill rang round the field and the teacher was extremely worried as i mustered up enough energy to get changed abd then announced i was going home and crawled out of school to wait for my parent to come home the symptoms were all their weight loss thirst like being in desert yer i was diabetic bit later i had gone the drs and was in a hosi ward with nurses saying to my parents ” she is so thin did u not notice ” well no they did not as they were to busy ( that’s another story )
MY point is i cant understand why the PE teacher not have listened to me when told her not well enough to run and why when u find you are relatively good at something does all the fun have to go out of it the pressure i feel from people in my year was incredible ” lets watch lou run” i just liked it cos i could do it which looking at it was quite remarkable i was good at any sport seeing dyspraxic and all fingers and toes all over the place if anyone was going to trip it would be me but i ran in a strange way my feet out in a limbo people used to call me Charlie Chaplin cos i walk with my feet kinda out !!! but i think it was the pressure of finding out that was good at something that kinda stopped me running i did not want to be an athlete i just ran cos liked it and could think !!! whilst doing it !!
The main love of my life is reading and maybe writing ( mate told me i do my facebook posts like Virginia wolff stream of consciousness thingy i just think it and write it and if u knew me that how i talk just think and say !!! ha )
my parents and other people would do anything to stop me reading wanting me to go out and go on holidays and enjoy the world but i could enjoy the world from reading a book without the hassle of moving a muscle !!!
“you cant make a life out of reading ” ” their is a big world out their why dont u go out in it COS I AM HAPPY IN BIRKENHEAD ” that y !!!!!!
PEople who don’t read / write can’t really understand what u get out of it but i can escape from being me and go where ever i choose . I have been kinda involved with a reading charity The reader org (if cld blog properly i would out it up so cld find it out for yourself were read books together and found my own place in life without causing me much hassle really .
Tomorrow i will help run a reading grp were we read plays i tend to be the main leader in a very laid back way with a mate i met through the group helping me out but their is one thing i am hopeless at and will always will be that is the catering side making people drinks etc ahhhh does my head in to much milk not enough 3 sugars no sugar ahhhhhh do it yourself !!!! but no what is the lesson to be learnt from all my prattle is we are all good at something so have delegated the tea making to my mate Dave who enjoys the teamaking and is able to do it without losing his rag so to speak
he told me awhile back he could not do what I do ensure everyone in the reading grp has a part and if want to say something do so , i find it relatively easy mainly cos i like the people just as he finds the tea making two totally different things that make the book grp a success well kind of dont do pressure !!!!! so basically everyone is needed and all u have to do is delegate for all to be happy .
“Dave u have put far too much milk in my tea puke !!!!! ( never mind)