I did something scary today! At the outset it may not sound scary but it was. I played Adventure Golf at Brightwater Commons. On the East Rand it is still known as putt-putt. In the North it is Adventure Golf doll.
Admittedly I haven’t played putt-putt since I was a kid. This adventure stuff is interesting. I do, however, remember the course being brightly lit. Tonight, most of the holes didn’t have lights, so finding the hole proved to be challenging. Actually, FINDING the ball to get into the hole was challenging too. Somehow I don’t think that playing in the dark is part of the adventure. I mean what fun and adventure is there is not seeing the ball to begin with, never mind not knowing where the hole is. And for those that lost their balls into the vegetation, well…that was the end of the game for them.
The comments and banter were interesting too, not for the faint-hearted, I will not repeat it here for fear of losing readership. It was all innocent banter in the spirit of things. But take the 2 simple words, “hole” and “ball” and…ok, you get the idea.
So…scary it was. Not bright Brightwater Commons Adventure Golf, not bright at all!
PS: I suppose the stilettos didn’t help either!
A friend said to me today, “Do something that scares you everyday! No matter how small the thing, or how big the thing is that scares you, by the end of the year you will have done 365 things that are now not scary anymore.”
How cool is that? Fear comes from living in the future, not the present. If we live scared all the time, how do we enjoy life, which happens NOW not tomorrow?!? Fear creates stuck states preventing me from being able to smell the roses, or in my case, the coffee. And I do so love to smell the coffee 🙂
What scary thing did I do today? I had a packet of chips and a kitkat from the vending machine at work! For a vegetarian health nut like me, that is scary!
What scary thing have you done today?
Yes! Like a country bumpkin arriving for the first time in the city, the moment I landed in Atlanta my first stop was Starbucks! I even took a photo of the first Starbucks place I went to. I come from Africa, where lions roam the streets and we have to hunt for our food…and if you believe that then I don’t know…honestly! But let’s go with the idea.
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Why oh why did you fall asleep on the couch! Again! Like all the nights this week. And last week. And the week before.
You know it totally totally disrupts your sleep patterns. You then drag yourself off to bed at a time when most people’s sleep clocks are thinking of coming awake. When you get up, it is already late and you rush to get to work on time, terrorising all the other drivers in the process. Then half-way through the day you flake out, needing an afternoon nap!
But I know, it is so nice to succumb on the soft cushions of the couch. Much better than going off to bed and lying awake, trying to fall asleep! Rather just maximise on the opportunity already there. I think you should just move the bed into the lounge, then there is no issue, now is there? And you could then hire out the bedroom and make some money in the process.
So here’s a note to self: stop faffing, get off to bed like normal people! All the neighbours’ are asleep! The dogs have stopped howling at the moon. Get off to bed now!
It’s amazing what can happen when a team works together towards a shared vision. This is the story of a toastmasters conference and a drag show.
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