By mindful_life

Mono Monday Alien

Today proved to be a challenge in more ways than one!! I woke up fairly positive, remembering all that I have learned over the weekend and ready to face the week.  I had a plan in place to help with the children's constant morning bickering which last week really got to me, and I got them to school well and headed to work.  

Some of you may remember that I have recently encountered some difficulties with a colleague and that we both discussed the atmosphere when I brought it up in a meeting because it was really getting to me.  Well, I thought everything was fine and today she was back to her normal tricks. The little comments that have a hidden intention and the trying to pick things that I had done wrong (that I hadn't). 

Just before lunch she said to me that I needed to speed up because some of the work in my pile had been there for a while.  She said that in front of my colleagues. I responded saying that I am working as quickly as I can and that I am only human. I think she had put to the back of her mind that I was the only assistant in on Friday when we were up to our eyes.  At 12pm I walked out for my lunch break (which I am sure she probably didn't like very much) and when I came back I worked until I left at 2.30 and I left without saying goodbye. Not because I want to rise to her bait but because I just felt really fed up.  I am in the role that I am because I wanted to go back to work.  I like my job and I think I am pretty good at it.  So why are there people that try to make things difficult for no reason?

I admit to have letting this whole thing bother me more than I wanted it to but I am unsure how to deal with it. Thoughts would be appreciated!!

Anyway, after work I did the usual running around with the children but had an hour with my friend playing some music which went really well.  The hour goes far too quickly! Today I went to her house instead of her coming to mine, and with blip in mind I asked her son if he had any toy aliens but he said he didn't - he was in the process of putting halloween decorations up however! 

Off home and I cooked dinner and watched the final day of mindfulness seminars which were fabulous and have lots of suggested reading material to take me forward.  

Still a little flummoxed regarding today's theme I resigned to doing my chores - washing, preparing lunch boxes etc and then my son started talking to me about halloween and I remembered he had a mask from last year in his wardrobe that would perfect.  

If you look closely you will see me reflecting in the alien's eyes! I played with the image a little so it is a bit more scary (I think!)

So today's challenges have been one of fun, with my alien image, and one of life.  

"Life is not easy for anyone. Sometimes you don't see the challenges on the outside but every single one of us has both those and everything that goes on the inside as well.  Give it your all. Dare to be all you can be." Hilary Clinton

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