Re: Derek Roddy here!
Yeah, you're going about it the right way. Your body is telling you what to do....and, that's cool.
But, don't get to comfy.......As fast progress like you described.... can be quickly followed with...." why in the hell did I change everything?" Haha.
There's a fine line there.
As far as tips, etc...just jam man...and, play with as many people as you can.
That's where you get..."what you need" to move forward.....whether it's speed, and chops...or feel and dynamics...or just being comfortable playing music and drums in general.
The only way you really get that.....is listening and feeling the presence of others.
Then...it all comes together. (IMO) LoL.