As you may have guessed, I have spent the last little bit reflecting on how I can get to everything I want. Two years ago, I was teaching classes I had never taught before, taking on the new role of primary financial provider and finishing my master's thesis. I was burning probably two or three candles at both ends and it caught up with me hard, resulting in what was never tested but most likely swine flu. It sucked.
I learned from that (thankfully). All of us have our busy times and things just get sacrificed - in my case, this time around, it's been with the writing. But there are ways that I have gotten better.
I generally hit the gym at 5:00 am for an hour and then have to be at work by 7:30. But as has been the case before, when I get really busy, I tend to get a little sick. So, in learning from past experience, I'm giving myself permission to sleep in for that hour to fight off the bug. This may seem strange, but I am the queen of guilt trips, and that includes giving them to myself.
I really wanted to get two chapters to my writer's group, but instead they got about five pages, but that's better than nothing, right?
Writer's are a little obsessive. Okay, a lot. At least about the things we want to be obsessive about. The nice thing about this land of blog is that there seem to be trends. There will be people who are all down at the same time, people who are all celebrating at the same time, and there seems to be a nice balance of the ebbs and flows.
So, here's my thanks, to those of you who commented last time and those of you who share which part of the wave you are on. Because with all the learning that has to go on with chasing this crazy dream, there's lots of realizations to be made. Probably, the greatest, is the realization of ourselves.
What has chasing a dream taught you about yourself? How do you make yourself see the good when none of it feels that way, and how do you celebrate the small victories, even if they are moral?