Friday, November 4, 2011

It's a Case of 'Apprecitement'

Since ordering my educational materials for my Acid-Alkaline Journey, I listen intently for the daily rumble indicating the Mailman is near. Awaiting an arrival of anything is like watching paint dry or water boil. Do you remember waiting and counting down the days until Christmas or the last day of school? Each minute seems like an hour, an hour a day and a day a week. I wake up and think, “Will today be the day?”

I am not sure in which category my feelings fall. Is it Anxiety? Is it Fear? Is it Apprehension? Is it Excitement?   Or, could it be everyone’s favorite answer on a multiple choice test?   Is it 'all of the above’? There is one certainty I can grasp, it’s the venturing into the unknown. I am a planner, educator, athlete and coach by nature so, I like the feeling of having my ducks in a row prior to departure. Reminds me of the quote, "By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail."

At the moment I am standing on the platform of ‘Unknown’ waiting for the next train. Maybe 'none of the above' should be my chosen answer. I will circle 'none of the above' on my test form and add the word, “Apprecitement”.
So ........................ it’s not a real word, but feels very real to me.

  • Anxious: Uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter; worried. Attended with, showing, or causing anxiety.
  • Fear: A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
  • Apprehensive: Uneasy or fearful about something that might happen.
  • Excitement: The state of being excited. A person or thing that excites; stimulates or thrill.

I have spent hours cruising through the web to gather information as I wait, but it is not filling the void that this waiting game has created.

On a side note, I felt compelled to find the author of the Acid-Alkaline Diet Book, and I did. He resides in Switzerland and knew that paying him a visit was out of the budget. However, I could email him, and did! Thrilled to say that he has replied. That now equals 2 connections from half way around the Globe!!

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