Sunday, July 25, 2010

Enjoying the Journey

“Enjoy all you have, while pursuing all you want.” --Jim Rohn

Isn't perhaps the biggest cliché in the world that we rush from one thing to the next while not stopping to enjoy life as it's happening?

Well, funny thing about a cliché is that....often it's true.

In the last year leading up to our wedding, everything was so focused on just getting to that one goal, that we may not have stopped to enjoy the time as it was passing. If we could just get to that one goal, everything would be great. Granted, a lot of that pre-wedding time was extremely stressful and I can't say that I am sad to have missed parts of it. But in the end, the day was perfectly perfect and completely worth it.

See a slide show of our beautiful wedding here.

But now it seems we are just working towards more future plans – my graduation, his new job, my future new job after graduation, eventually moving out of Sacramento, getting out of debt – and even further down the line -- kids and buying a house.

And while all of those things are wonderful things to look forward to...I am making a promise to myself that I am still going to enjoy all of the things leading up to those goals. You only get one first year of marriage and one last year of college. And I don't plan on missing either of them.

I can't promise that some future goals, hopes, dreams and things I am looking forward to won't sneak in to this blog here and there. But here is my conscious and accountable effort to the enjoy day to day.

1 comment:

  1. Kel, I love the blog. I sometimes wonder how I have such an insightful and well spoken daughter...Oh yeah, your You are saying exactly what I have told myself so often "stop pushing my life fast forward by only looking forward to something in the future". You have learned it much quicker than I have.