Taking my shot at describing, capturing for future, further access, what I learned this week—whether I really understood it, or not.
week 38, 2012
scaffolding city shot 99
 your normal changes throughout the course of your life
Have you noticed?
The normal amount of sleep you need, exercise you can do or want, the amount and kind of work you can do, social interaction, too–your physical, mental and emotional normals. They all change over time.
 tone of voice is inconclusive
What you're hearing, it's not necessarily authority.
The person you're talking with, reporting to, or need help from, doesn't necessarily know what to do, how to best handle the situation, or understand what you're dealing with, or necessarily see what's of most significance or value in this scenario.
They're just talking to you.
Also they're preoccupied. With other aspects of this topic, with their personal concerns, with what they think are yours. They're thinking ahead, and behind, and not necessarily on the same page with you when they ask you the question they think they've formulated in a context that means the same thing to you as it does to them.
They're just asking a question.
Maybe they're trying to help, or get through this quickly, or really interested in a good outcome, but have little idea what it would take to get there. Any of that can sound like authority.
O, and the same goes for you.
 it may not be more time or energy that you need
Those things that need to get done in order to move forward with your books...you have no idea when or how you'll get to them. I get that.
Your day-to-day is solid through, and you just haven't been able to make the necessary room, the time, to do one more thing. You'd like to. You know it's important. You mean to and want to, but so far there just hasn't been any time, or energy, that you can spare for this.
Maybe that's not what's needed here. Sometimes, it just takes company, having someone else there, contributing their energy and interest in seeing you get this thing done, just hanging out with you through the initial procrastination—so that you can do what you need to: dig around in those files, get the printer to work after that other thing, whatever it takes to get started and settled into doing that thing you haven't been able to do on your own.
Half the time, it was never that hard or time-consuming after all, just needed the company to get started.