I Scream You Scream for Goals?

 

I had a small bowl of ice cream this afternoon… and as I ate it… I happened to think… about the art of eating ice cream… too slow and it melts… too fast and it freezes your brain… so… not unlike Goldilocks in an ice cream parlor… I got it just right…

Now… that may not seem important… and maybe it’s even a task best unmastered… except… for you know who… that’s right…

Bertha

Bertha… saunters by… and tells me she that it reminds her of working towards goals… too slow… procrastination and inertia set in… too fast… and impulsive choices and mistakes take over… steady at the helm… and… things move forward…

I have to say I was impressed that she got all of that watching me eat a bowl of ice cream… even if it was my favorite… Otter Paws… but I felt I had to explain to her… I’m retired… I really don’t have any major goals that I am working towards… that’s when her eyes rolled… as they often do…

So… she reminded me… of my desire to meet people in this new community… of just this morning when I rolled up my yoga mat with a desire to unroll it more often… she said… they don’t always have to be… SMART goals… it’s just the things I do on an average day… cleaning a closet… buying groceries… eating ice cream… there’s a rhyme and a rhythm…

Jane

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Atomic Dance…

I want the Atomic Fireball…I really do…but no sooner than I get it in my Jane Carrollmouth…than I am overwhelmed by…the…atomic fireballness…of it…it’s way too spicy…way too hot…so I take it out and drink some water…knowing full well that I will put it back in my mouth in a couple of minutes…

And…that’s exactly what I do…only to be overwhelmed by the intensity of it again…and drink more water…several more times…until…finally it becomes sweet…with only a hint of heat…

Bertha…says it reminds her a lot of my life…there are things that I want…but…when I get them…the intensity can become overwhelming…so I take a step back…then a step forward…then two steps back…then a step forward…until just like with the Fireball…I get to a place that I am comfortable with…a dance of sorts…

Hmmm…I know that’s true of my life experiences…I have big dreams…high hopes…and…they can be overwhelming…so…I back up…

But…Bertha…says that just like the Fireball…it is okay to take my dreams in small tastes…a little bit at a time…regroup and do it again…until…eventually…I reach that sweet center…

Jane

PS…the Atomic Fireball just rolled across the keyboard…Bertha…said maybe it would…spice up…my writing…