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ranting & raving about stuff that gets me on my high horse or rips my nightie with more than a question or two thrown in because I don't understand the world around me

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I registered for the Audax and now starting worry!

To ride (the 200km Audax) or not ... I'm torn! It potentially means not being at the 2nd football game of the season (forecast isn't great so it could be postponed). I'm also not feeling particularly ready! My last big ride was a couple of months ago as I ended, prematurely, the Tour Aotearoa. I do want the challenge, just only if I'm feeling confident! I need to decide in the next day or 2 so I'm watching the forecast in the area of the ride (Palmerston North).

It seems like we all seek affirmation and encouragement which are so lacking in our everyday lives. Maybe this is part of why social media is so addictive, we get that 👍 indicating people agree with us. Couldn't we just speak more positively and constructively to each other?

Honesty can be brutal, careless, and destructive. Honesty can also be kind, compassionate, and productive. I know which I prefer.

The best thing about lockdown was the quiet and solitude. There isn't enough of that in my life.

I don't think of myself as particularly organised but am often astounded how much less organised those around me are particularly those with large area of responsibility. It isn't the detail that bothers me, rather the lack of clarity around date and scope.

Motivation at work might be the lowest it has been for a couple of years so far this week. Not sure why, but will continue doing what I do and hope things turn a corner.

I really don't respond all that well to stupidity or laziness.

I'm not sure I like things reopening. I felt much more peace and space when we were in lockdown. Although, it is good to have the boys heading back to school and they - againstaagainst expectations - were looking forward to it!

Why do so many find it so difficult to say well done? It seems as though we all are desperate to hear those words but disinclined to ever say them to others