Thursday, January 15, 2015

embrace the journey // joyful thursday (2)

It can be a tough thing when you look around you and realize that you are not where you thought you'd be (or even where you want to be).  It can seem like everyone you know is somehow living ... better, fancier, more adventurous and you have gotten left behind in a life of drudgery and boringness, no where near what you expected your life to look like.

Many rounds of anger and depression later, you take a deep breath and realize that it isn't getting you anywhere.  The stress, the resentment - it's doing nothing but putting you in a circle of negativity and grossness.  But -- how do you get out of this mindset when all around you you see your "failure".

You may not be where you want to be at the current moment, but you can embrace where you are on the journey.  Take stock of your friends, your adventures, your significant other (or rocking the singles scene). Did you always picture yourself in the mountains of Colorado but haven't quite made it?  Maybe you can explore the wild areas around you.  

That last one? Yeah, that's one of mine.  I've always planned on making it back to Colorado, but C has a daughter who lives in Northern Maine, so that's not gonna happen.  Lately, instead of moping about that fact, I've been taking the time to notice that Maine is pretty freaking awesome its self.  Check out these pictures for yourself.

It's all about how you look at it.  When you finally make it, do you want to remember how miserable you were until you did or did you want to remember all the fun you had on the way?

Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
-- Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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