As an adult I have successfully continued the damage – resulting in rather too many knee operations – the last of which (just over a year ago) I’m still recovering from!!
What I find interesting has been my determination to pursue sports involving being on my feet – I was going to say upright! (but that sounded a bit risque – and could give you the wrong idea about me!) – and the resultant damage!
Skating ( two ops), Skiing (one op), squash (one op) – being chased by an elephant – OK no op – and hardly a sport – but who else would manage to get elephant dung lodged in the wound in her knee when she fell over as she ran – come to that who else would have fallen over! And of course finally falling down my outside staircase – again not a sport! – in the snow (big ouch – op last year!). I gave up skiing, skating and squash some years ago to save myself from becoming immobile! I’ve now moved so the stairs are safely out of reach and being chased by an elephant doesn’t look likely at the moment – at least not round here!
But plasters are not what they used to be. When I was a child I hated that moment when my father would announce the plaster ‘had to come off’. They used to really stick in those days which meant the wound was able to heal without the plaster having to be continually re-applied. He had some special removal liquid call Zoff, if I remember rightly, and the plaster would be stripped from my skin at speed – apparently this caused less pain!
Nowadays plasters fall off as soon as they’re attached! They lack ‘ the sticky stuff’!
And wouldn’t it be great if there was a plaster to apply over the wounds that have been done to our minds, our feelings and our hearts – so we couldn’t feel the pain so acutely and could heal without the fragile scars being knocked when we are careless and find ourselves looking back or having those moments of doubt! But the plaster would need to hold fast rather than keep falling off!
I know my wounds are healing. I’ve come a long way since last year! And as a result of all the Life and Relationship Coaching I think I’ve now learnt so much about me that, with luck, I won’t fall over and hurt myself next time!! I hope so.
So maybe that’s what Life Coaching is – my plaster – in which case I still need to learn how to make it stick better!!