"We have all of the time in the world, but can we achieve these ten things by yesterday."
Updated: Jul 9, 2019
When Lee came to work with me it was a challenging time in so many ways. Everything about my life had to be adjusted in some form. Anyone who has gone through an injury or ilness would be able to relate.
The simplest tasks became the next challenge to overcome. Stupid stuff like, is the toilet seat clean, how to safely make a cup of coffee, how to get just the right amount of toothpaste on the toothbrush. But at the same time, my mind was craving for stimulation and going very fast to achieve whatever I could before another wave of relapse hit me.
Lee would arrive in the morning, sometimes to tears, sometimes laughter, but always a list of 50 things to get done. Of course I couldn't see, so the list was often written over the top of each other or wasn't legible, or I just lost the notes.
Systems at home were created for me to be able to record my ideas (greatly around the podcast), but also everything from household to dos, to shopping lists. We just about had lists for lists.
I never will forget the day, when we had been together for about 4 weeks, when in the car as we headed somewhere I uttered under my breath, "we have all of the time in the world...." and as I was about to finish my sentence to say there was no need to rush, Lee exclaimed "Yes! Yes! Remember those words Jussy!. Well a fit of giggles followed but we had gotten no further than 100m down the road when I rattled off a bit of a to do list for the day.
Anyone who knows me can testify to my business and how much I like to achieve in a day. Like I said above, I don't know if Lee realised what she was signing up for. Having said that I don't think either of us would have planned this journey any differently. It would be a different short story if I had not had support and such wonderful distractions. It would be a different short story.