I am trying something new. I am trying to be organised. I have a diary with goal setting and stuff in it. It says “Get Shit Done” and I am scheduling things like my son’s reading group and run club and mum and bubs Yoga, making time to study and having a to-do list.
You know, getting shit done.
It is a new thing for me to be organised. I went hard at it on Monday. I got my to-do list done. I used my Pomodoro app (have you seen them? it is basically a kitchen timer on your phone, work for 25 minutes, have a 5 minute break) I kept working through the breaks accidentally and by 2pm I was frazzled.
This being organised thing is a work in progress. I need to practice balance.
Yesterday I saw my son being attacked and retaliating in self-defense at school pickup. I was already furious but he has now been suspended due to a “zero tolerance” policy the school has, if you defend yourself you are suspended. Great victim blaming, educators of my young. Obviously I went through the fury and am now in that calm place where you just go in like steam train and don’t give up.Having already lodged a complaint with the police I am trying to get some sense out of the Department of Education and starting a submission to the Education Minister. Oh, and I have written about my experience for a national parenting website.
My son loves school and being unconcerned with the petty matters of his fellow humans (except when they restrain and punch him- admittedly this has only happened the once), announced that no-one at school had told him he was suspended and wanted to go to school anyway.
So we sent him. He has a right to his education and we have a legal obligation to give him one too.
The school doesn’t know what to do with him now but I sincerely hope they re-examine the way they are treating victims of violent attacks. Time will tell.
In the mean time my to-do list might be changing.
I am going all hippy dippy and looking for signs from the universe about what to do with myself. I found a spare patch of ground and some tomato plants growing in our bare, gravelled yard so now I am starting a vegie patch and this pleases me immeasurably. Much more than sports cars do. my fridge broke a week ago and I was just pleased it happened after the garden idea formed as I could compost the vegies that went mouldy. We fixed the fridge ourselves which also pleased me.
I had a post go a bit viral a little while ago and this pleased me but none of this was on my to-do list.
I am getting shit done but it wasn’t the shit I planned on!