Friday, November 26, 2010
I have to admit, I'm a procrastinator about some things. Even writing this, a few short paragraphs, delays my goals just one bit longer. Odd.
Almost two years ago, I made the decision to pursue a PhD, and suddenly, I was a student again. I have really enjoyed this challenge, because I always wanted this degree. Now that I am in a self-directed portion of my program, I have been struggling with getting motivated and completing key components of my movement forward.
Lately, though, I have been working on this procrastination issue, because I now have a goal larger than any I have ever entertained. When I visited Spain for the first time, I fell in love with Valencia... and I'm going to move there when I finish my degree. That means that I now must operate with a laser focus to concentrate on what's important, eliminate obstacles (ummm, and sometimes that obstacle is ME!), and begin to move into my future self.
Here's what I envision for the "future me" that will be looking at me in the mirror in a few short years:
- fit, healthy, and active
- lifelong learner (and in January I start working on my Spanish-speaking skills!)
- not concerned with the "stuff"
- focused on relationships and people in my life
- an adventurer
There. Now I've put in writing for the world to see. I have many accomplishments behind me, but being able to see the mountain top over the first ridge still means that there is a major hike ahead of me. The sooner I get moving, the sooner I reach the peak! Who's going with me?