After months of putting-off, and one re-booking, I was really looking forward to my appointment with the kinesiologist (Alex) that came so highly recommended. As usual, I was going to be far too early so I stopped at a local convenience store to buy a magazine.
I didn’t have a fixed idea about what this lady was going to be able to do for me, except that I wanted to try something new, something that may help unlock certain problem areas in my life and allow me to move forward.
Well, move I did, but not forward.
I finished paying for my thick, glossy copy of Vogue and headed out of the shop…..and then it got me! As I lay on the floor, reeling from both shock and pain, with kind people gathering round, offering many helping hands, a man stood up with something in his hand.
“There you are love. You slipped on this,” as he proffered the remains of a grape.
I hate grapes. I always have. Good for your health? I don’t bloody think so.
With voices asking for the manager to call an ambulance, I sat there wondering at the irony of it all. Here I am, attempting to shed feelings of angst, stress, fear and anger, to allow my life to progress in a positive direction and I wind up sprawled on a floor, my knee and hip throbbing, hoping I can manage to drive my car home. If there was a meter capable of measuring my stress level at that moment I think it would have exploded.
Could I possibly have sub-consciously tried to prevent myself getting to the appointment? Self-sabotage? Me?
I couldn’t accept that so, with the help of two very kind men, I hobbled out to my car and drove to see Alex.
It was everything I had hoped for. She was wonderful; kind and caring and I happily arranged for my next appointment.
But the thing is, I want this change, more than anything and not even a grape is going to stand in my way.