Last Sunday, as tradition dictates, my family participated in the village race. The previous year my daughter and myself ran and this is the second year that I have trained a bunch of lion-hearted kids to smash their personal bests in the children's race, you may detect a little pride here - you're not wrong, you should see these angels fly!
This year both children participated, hubby was marshall and I helped at inscriptions and the bar (fancy that, hey?).
The same people have been organising the race for years, and have rightly decided that they'd done enough, unfortunately as no-one was ready to take the responsibility it looked like the race would no longer take place.
So I volunteered.
I know what you're thinking. I've been having nightmares ever since, my husband shakes his head and mumbles something about piss ups and breweries whenever I mention it. I now realize the reason I was never insomniac was because I didn't have anything to worry about.
Unfortunately the great oracle in the sky, google, had nothing useful to say about my quest, so I've written my own, here it is-
How to do something really Big and Scary
1. Don't panic
2. Write lots of lists - and keep a notepad by the bed ( and the loo)
3. Open a file - computer and physical
4. Start with the easy stuff
5. Ask for help with the difficult stuff
6. Do everything at least a week before its deadline - helps with number 1. too
7. Ask for advice
The race isn't until this time next year so I'm starting with numbers 7 - what do you suggest?