Day 1,165 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Monday – 1/11/2021
It was 39 degrees out
It was 39 degrees out, I had planned on going to yoga today though my schedule ended up being reworked and none of the classes worked into my day, and the last thing I wanted to do was go outside. Though I’ve made a commitment to make some type of exercise part of my daily routine. With the trip to Vegas I had missed a few days and was adamant I wouldn’t allow another day to pass without something to move my body. So I bundled up and headed out on the walk.
We’ve had a lot of rain and part of the sidewalk was covered. It made me stop and think about how many times I stop in my tracks because my plan has an obstacle. Do I just not do it, put it off or quit when there is an obstacle?
Or do I focus on what I can do to go around or through the obstacle like I did today when I couldn’t make yoga class. I didn’t really like the option, though I did it anyway as I didn’t want the obstacle to stop me. Curious, is there an obstacle that you are allowing to get in your way?
About “Finding Joy”
And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…
It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip. Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core. I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life. And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents.
I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life. My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others.
Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis. It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.