It’s the 17th of October which means it is also the seventeenth day of Blogtober! Today I am answering my questions based on 16th October.
What made me feel enthusiastic today?
It was my Birthday which I was already looking forward to as I had the day off from work. What I was really enthusiastic about were the plans I had to go to the local pet shop to get some things for my fish tank and spend some time with my Mum and Dad and also my lovely neighbour Heather.
What drained me of energy?
While I was really enthusiastic about going to the pet shop and had planned what I wanted to get (I had a shop gift voucher), I couldn’t get everything I wanted as some of the stuff didn’t seem to be stocked in the local shop, and the offers that had been advertised on-line were not on anymore. I had to calculate how much everything was as I didn’t want to spend over the card amount. Then at the till the check out person tried to overcharge me and I almost had an argument over how many bags of gravel I had picked up. I made her check the receipt and said I had made my calculations going by the prices on the shelves. As she had already charged my gift card I had to wait around for the excess to be refunded so I didn’t have to pay anything extra. The biggest drain on my energy was that nothing seemed to go to plan from the moment I arrived at the shop.
What did I learn about myself today?
I learned that I need to have less of an expectation and also have a backup plan. If I had checked online if I could use my gift card then I could have just returned home and made my order online without so much faffing around, or I could have driven to the same shop a town over and seen what they had in store. I should add, despite the experience, I am loving the items I did get and have set the tank up!