Learning Something New...again...for the first time
Sunday, March 30, 2014
From my very first day on SP, I always wanted to get past Levels 1-13. Some of them were ok, but I really didn't like 12 and 13 and wanted to be done with them. All is good. I had a goal. I just (as in 30 minutes ago) made it to Level 14 and it deflated me! Now there is a self placed land mine exactly where you plan to step. What was I thinking?
I was thinking of the goal. It was all good, because it was motivating me to get to where I wanted to go. The problem is that I didn't set myself up for the next step. I know I can't go overboard and think in intricate detail about the entire "Plan" or it is too overwhelming. Having said that, my whole life I have had these weird and disturbing periods after a WooHoo where I don't know what to do with myself. I'm a girl that needs a plan! I feel robbed right now. It is like getting to the end of a great book and being bummed because you miss the characters.
Given that I am the main character in this book, I obviously just need to work on some plot development. It is simple enough. I remember this with finals in college...when I am done I get to call everyone and then buy one book for the next quarter while laying out my next step to conquer the world.
I know I have to give my go-go-go brain something. I don't know why I have to keep learning this lesson, but then again it doesn't matter just as long as I do.
In this circumstance, for this precise moment, I will lay out my near-term goals (already established but for some reason not fulfilling the need without spelling out that they do):
April: 5k with my nephew Brian
May: Goal weight
June: Wear bathing suit in public (not Walmart thank you very much)
July: One year with SP grand prize gift to myself (thus far undefined)
Whew, I'm done panicking about reaching my goal..what a freak!