I’ve always considered myself a very determined individual. I have had big dreams for my life and have done everything I could to set out to achieve them, like:
Interning for Parliament in London…
Or graduating with high grades after missing almost 3 months of my 2nd semester senior year of college due to medical issues…
But sometimes, I set my mind to much simpler tasks, like fixing the broken remote or finding the file everyone says doesn’t exist. I love a challenge and the rush of happiness in achieving even small things. So the other night when I got out of work late, I decided that I was still going to find a way to make it to my favorite Dance Works class.
On the walk to my car, I tweeted “It is 7:05… can I go home, change, drive, park to make a 7:30 @yogaworks class?? Here goes nothing!” I then was like the Tasmanian devil, literally in my own little whirlwind to make it to the class. In the process, I accidentally put on a way too loose tank top, but I took advantage of the revival of the ’90s knotting the shirt trend and made it work. I then miraculously found a parking spot and ran into class with mere seconds to spare and found that they were only on the opening stretches. As I was instructed to focus on my breathing, all I could hear was how fast my heart was beating but all I could focus on was how excited I was that I made it!
So was it worth it? Yes! It was an amazing class with fantastic music selections and I was glistening after a great workout. All in all, although it stressed me out trying to make it on such a short time frame, I felt a certain pride that I was able to not only achieve my goal but was doubly rewarded by having a great class. Will I do it again? Probably but next time, an 5 extra minutes would be nice.
-Have you achieved any goals lately? Big or small?