Day 1,424 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Monday – 9/27/2021
As I progress through my 40’s
As I progress through my 40’s, I find that I love the different seasons of life. And I feel like in my 40’s, I have had many different seasons. Seasons filled with happiness, grief, new love, traveling the world, slowing down and waiting are just a few of the seasons I’ve travelled through during my 40’s. And I know I still have more seasons to experience. All of the seasons in our life and how we show up in them, shape who we are and what we become. Many times, we don’t get to choose when a season starts or even when it ends and so, it goes with the seasons of life.
I love the season I am in right now. I love what I do and how I am contributing. I love having Steve here and exploring life together instead of on two different continents. I love the boundaries I’ve created and continue to work on them. I feel really blessed in this season and excited to see where it leads!
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.