Patience. I'm far better than I used to be in this regard, but it's still not a strong suit of mine.
Remember my "fast forward" question? Well, I'm the fast-forward type. I want to see what happens next, NOW.
We finally kissed last night, and of course my mind is reeling and loaded with questions and possibilities.
I'm trying to look at it philosophically. Setting a goal and achieving it is a nice natural high. It's only human to want more of that. My knee-jerk reaction to that desire is to want to fast-forward, so to speak, to accomplish the next step to get more of that feeling. Of course, this doesn't work very well in practice.
The perspective I need is one of reflection. Take a deep breath, look back at what's happened, and enjoy the moment before moving on. With life the way it has been until recently, I've gotten out of "enjoying the moment". Life is improving though, and so I need to readjust my perspective.
So that's what I'm doing today. Reflecting. Reflecting on the steps that brought me here, and enjoying the fruits of my efforts.
Just thought I'd share.