Hey everyone, today is Thursday week 12.
There is so little to report on these days. Yesterday was a work day, because I knew that I would not have any time today. So I spent most of yesterday on working for clients and finishing up some study materials. Since we only have one month left (time has gone so fast!) I am now finally working towards asking for professional feedback. The struggle in this though, is that it is difficult for me to truly get feedback on my personal development and “work” in that sense from a professional.
The feedback forms provided by HU make very little sense to me from an alternative project standpoint. There is not a single professional who has been there throughout my project, and it would make zero sense for them to be here. The same goes for analysing a different VA company to get feedback from that owner on my recommendations. That would be silly and wasteful from my own perspective, because I would rather focus my efforts on looking at the issues in my company and make a planning for fixing those.
Therefore, I think for now I will just focus on what I think is the right step. I will work towards getting professionals to interview on the topics that I have studied, and use their answers to substantiate my findings. I personally think that is a much stronger claim, and less influenced by people trying to support me and instead give their opinion on my findings without them knowing that they were mine in the first place.
Other than that, today has been a very calm day! I already knew I would be gone all day because I had an appointment at the hairdresser. I know, it is weird to plan a full day for it, but my hairdresser works in a city a bit away and it takes me 45 minutes to get there and get home (by bike, I did not have a car today) so I decided to just plan the full day for it so I can relax there and make more of a day trip out of it.
Today, I was reminded how important it is to be aware of your choices in daily life. For context: I have a severe food intolerance for hazelnuts… Not quite an allergy, but it can severely inflame and disturb my digestive tract for sometimes weeks, depending on the amount that I ate.
Today, at the hairdressers, I was offered a chocolate (as hairdressers do) for by my tea. A sweet gesture – both literally and figuratively – and I accepted. However, it was only after I put the chocolate in my mouth I realised that it had a hazelnut filling (praline). So now I am just waiting for the reaction to start (it always takes a few hours, sometimes even longer), which is quite unfortunate since I have a busy weekend ahead of me.
I guess we will see how that goes, haha!