Being on the Titanic

Lately I'm using the metaphor of being on the Titanic as a way to motivate myself to finish a task. The Titanic was a very stressful and traumatic experience in history, but it works as a motivating tool. What gets to me every time is how the rescue persons did notcould notstop putting people into life boats until the very end when there was no escape from the freezing waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Titanic Chocolate Cake
Titanic Chocolate Cake
The metaphor can be explained this situation: I had 40 minutes to bake and cool a cake. I whisked that cake together in super speed mode. I waited forever for the oven to preheat. I gently and carefully put the cake into the oven and I waited. I waited, ran around getting everything ready. I was not going to leave without that cake. And I was not sure how long it would take to bake. I'd been influenced by TV where contestants crank up the heat for cakes to bake. But, I wasn't brave enough to deviate from the instructions.

The cake fully baked two minutes before my deadline. I cooled it off in the freezer before serving it.. I made it.

But I'm still in the Titanic every day lately. The constant movement of waking up, keeping sane, working, writing, cooking, finding a way to keep things moving until the very last minute of the day until I fall asleep. Keep everything turning until the very last moment when the deadline falls. It's all very exhausting. But I can't stop, won't stop until the very end.


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