“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
Before I left for college my mother gave me a poem, which I sadly I have not been able to find again, about life being a journey not the final destination.
I had spent the four years of high school working towards the goal of getting into college. Now I was prepared to spend four years so I could be an adult. I was so focused on the goal of college I missed out on the here and now and my astute mother was afraid I would do the same thing for the next four years. Instead of a lecture she gave me a wonderful poem about the train ride and enjoying all the stops along the way. This poem was on my desk for all of college and was a wonderful reminder of my mother's love and to enjoy the moment.
The journey of writing has been so much fun, and as Hemingway said, I have a destination in mind but I am really enjoying the trip.
I hope everyone takes a moment to reflect on this and make sure they are enjoying the trip and not too focused on an end result to miss the fun of getting there.
Thanks for spending a few moments here, I hope you enjoyed them.