Hearty Midwest values with a hint of rebellion.
I see desire as the flame that keeps me moving toward a goal, and much like the stages of grief, I view the idea of desire in stages of; involvement, rationale, and emotional fortitude.
The ‘D’ in desire is the first stage. For me the first stage is a joyous desperation. Once I see what I want, my mind is a blur of how, why, when... do I get to have that which I desire. Then as the small plan forms to grasp what I desire, I move to stage two - ‘E’nthusiasm. This is when I start to tell others what I am working toward.
Now, stage three may sound a little funny to you, but as I get closer to my goal I find myself highly ‘S’exual. I find intelligence and goal-getting to be an aphrodisiac and when I am being my best self and working toward a true desire, I feel sexy as hell! These added endorphins and good vibes also increase my charm. As I see success on the horizon, I begin to pull like-minded individuals into my web like the proverbial spider of dreams. Networking is one of the greatest tools for success and I work at it with zeal. This is the fourth stage, ‘I’nclusivity.
As we all know too well, life doesn’t always work the way we want. It’s not about how many times you fall, it's about how many times you get up. In roller derby we say," If you aren’t winning, you’re learning." Stage five is ‘R’eality. The reality check of your desire will always come. It may set you back, but if the desire is true, you will find a way.
And that leads us to the final stage, six is ‘E’volution. This is where I take time to see the whole process to this point, what has worked, where have my emotions been, have I put my priorities in the correct order to meet my goal, to get my desire? How have I changed, what more do I need to change?
Evolution is what life is about. Everything we desire will ultimately change us, for better or worse.
Advocate of Adventure