Day 1,354 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Monday – 7/19/2021
I Love to Travel
I love to travel. I always have. It’s nice after so little travel in the last 20 months to be off traveling again. Though there is also a piece of me that loves the routine I have when I am home. I admire the people with the discipline to do all of the things on the road like they do at home. I could have that discipline though have chosen that when I go away, it’s a break from the routine. My days just look different when I’m gone. Though when I got back to my home office to start my week with personal development routine it brought a smile to my face.
I love both the travel and the routine. Though what I love more is the balance between them. Not all work, not all play though finding a balance of both in my life.
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.