At the start of this year I resolved not to become gut-wrenchingly anxious.
Since then, many friends and colleagues, on- and off-line, have exchanged words of empathy and support, compassion and positivity. Thank you 🙂
And so I just thought I would note that despite being behind in everything I am doing, I have actually been doing OK on the anxiety front.
But later today I fly to India for a week and I have to admit my anxiety is rising again.
Even at the best of times I am not a relaxed traveller. And since India is renowned for a degree of chaos, I have plenty of concrete reasons to be anxious: getting a visa was chaotic and unbelievably bureaucratic; the Air India web check-in doesn’t seem to work; and apparently Delhi is on the verge of a riot-induced water crisis.
But on the other hand, I do now have a visa. I will travel early to the airport to allow time for any check-in chaos. And in all likelihood the water supply that is threatened is probably not the supply of bottled water I intend to be using.
So, I am travelling in the hope of meeting new friends, learning about metrology research in India and seeing the world from further East than I have ever travelled before.
I’ll let you know how it goes. Now: I must finish that PowerPoint presentation…