So, it’s here. It’s 7:59 am and I am drinking coffee and need to leave in 30 minutes for my last first day of college.
I was thinking last night about anticipation and then reality. For example, I have big dreams about this year — I have a list of goals month-by-month for all of 2011 (based loosely on the Happiness Project — check it out if you haven’t yet). I have things that I want to accomplish weekly, I am trying to begin a book club with my friends, I want to be more present in my life.
I just hope that by February 18th I still feel this fire and this determination. I know from previous experience that typically, I burn out and just go back to routinely showing up for work and class but not really engaging in conversation or the topic or my assignments. I do not want to do that.
How do you keep from burning out when you feel a fire for a better life?