The Journey

"It's easy to fall in love with the GPS version of the universe.

There, just ahead, after that curve. Drive a little further, your destination is almost here.

Done. You've arrived.

Of course, that's not how it works. Not our careers, not our relationships, not our lives.

You've always arrived. You've never arrived.

Wherever you go, there you are. You're never going to arrive because you're already there.

There's no division between the painful going and the joyous arriving. If we let it, the going can be the joyful part.

It turns out that arrival isn't the point, it can't be, because we spend all our time on the journey." ~ Seth Godin

My husband and I just took our two oldest children on an 8-day east coast college tour. Many miles were logged, and our GPS was a godsend (most of the time!) in getting us to the next leg on our journey from Rhode Island to North Carolina and everywhere in between. What GPS didn't offer us were guideposts and answers for the day to day adventure. Stepping out of the known and the day to day routine allowed for a shift in perspective. New learnings. As the days passed, I softened to the crazy pace we had set for ourselves and found myself less preoccupied by where we needed to be next, and enjoying the journey more. Because, "it turns out that arrival isn't the point, it can't be, because we spend all our time on the journey." 

Remember, it's not about the destination. The gold is in the journey itself, and the space in between. #itsallgood