Well it’s nearly time for the course that I’ve been waiting to go on since the summer. I’ve been really impatient in the waiting and have been really looking forward to it. Now it’s feeling very real, we start on Saturday and I’ve had two lots of pre-work to do before I go. Now I’m feeling a bit nervous and a little out of my depth. (Who am I kidding, I feel alot out of my depth!)
I’m sure that it will all be fine, the course is advertised as being suitable for complete beginners as well as those with years of experience but the pre-course questions have me doubting myself. As I write this I realise that this has happened many times before and it has all worked out fine in the past. I also realise that I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and into my stretch. This is a good thing! I cannot develop and grow without it but… Oh boy does it feel uncomfortable!
The course is two days long but I am giving myself some extra time both before and after it so that I can make the most of it. I’ll be travelling down, checking out the location and getting settled in the day before. (additional discomfort leaving Mike and the cats at home) Then I’m staying on another day so I can spend some time taking in my learning and finishing off my thought processes. That might be a bit optimistic saying ‘finishing’ as I suspect that the course will be the start of a lot of new thinking.
How many times are we able to give ourselves this time to make the most of our learning/experiences? I have to say that I feel very lucky to be able to and quite pleased with myself for doing it.
My other learning has been continuing at home in away I feel much more comfortable with (on my own!) I have now completed the Mindvalley 6 Phase Meditation Quest and have moved on to Extraordinary by Design. It really is amazing the number and quality of free courses here and I’ve already tripped myself up by signing up for too many at the same time. I’ve pressed pause now and I’m taking a more measured approach.
So much learning happening at the moment. Most of it is actually about me and how I go about things rather than the course topics. These diary posts help massively with the reflection and reinforces how useful journaling is.