"Set short & long term goals, both realistic and dreamy! You never know where life will lead you if you put the energy out there to help lead the way. Be positive, put forth honest effort and push yourself. Listen to your body & take care of yourself."
That was from a letter a got yesterday and it is sticking in my head, so, I am putting it into yours as well. I've been feeling like I am on a really strange path lately. I have no idea where it's going, or where it's taking me, but I have to say, truly: I'm having the time of my life getting there.
There was an interesting talk going on via Twitter last night about goals, with some people coming down on the side of "Don't tell people your goals, you will be less likely to accomplish them"
I don't buy that. I think one should shout them to the world. Put it out there and see where it takes you. Go. For. It.
It's been three months now since I told you what I wanted. I want to be FIT. I have muscles now. I'm down 25 pounds. We haven't gotten around to doing another measuring, me and my trainer, (Yes, I have a trainer now. Sweetest evil women I know) but when we do, there will be less inches. I have pants that fall off now. I have a body that protests, but is beginning to do what I say.
I told you I wanted to learn to ride, really ride, and do dressage. I'm riding my teachers dressage horse now. (And this a women I spent nearly a year knowing, WAY to shy to talk to her, let alone ask her to teach me) Every ride, every step, every connection, every MOMENT goes deeper. I could learn this forever.
I found a sport called Roller Derby, and a whole lot of amazing women, ALL of whom so far have been 100% supportive, and tho I had no plans to play this Derby myself, THEY are firmly convinced it is only a matter of time for me. They could well be right. They took me skating last weekend. I skated with them. Didn't see that one coming, now did we? I want to be as tough, and as cool, and as BADASS slinky fast on skates as Joan of Dark, Allie Gator, Jane Ire, Fleur De Lis and the rest of the Derby women I've met in the last month.
And I want it all. I may not be exactly sure what it IS, but I know I want it very badly. And I will work as long and hard as it takes to get there.
If it doesn't sound too soppy, I would say that the universe knows what you want. Listen to it. Dream some dreams. Chase them.
They could come true.
Scream it to the world.
For The Win.
Love and Goals,