So it’s all about the journey? It’s not about where you’re going, it’s about the ride?

I hear this said often, and I love the sentiment- being happy during the processes of life. But I think I’ve abused the phrase. I have a suspicion that I tell myself that it’s all about the journey to make myself feel ok with where I’ve fallen short.

It lets me off the hook. It gives me permission to not work so hard. It’s a great excuse!

But results matter, too!

If I put effort into something, I want a payoff. And that’s not wrong. When it becomes a win-at-any-cost mentality, that’s where the danger lies. But it’s the results that give gravity to the journey. Although the process is not rendered pointless by not achieving its goal, some of its meaning is lost. Like fat-free ice cream. : )

It all comes down to balance. Contentment in the journey and commitment to results. Easier to type than to live! Time to grow some more!


About Lora Kathryn

Hi! I'm Lora- painter, nutrition coach, songwriter, hiker, Jesus-follower, art journaler, home restorer, singer, and natural food experimentalist. I delight in being married to my high school sweetheart and parenting our two rescue pups, Wally and Posie. We live in a Civil War era farmhouse in rural Georgia where we enjoy forging a simple, holistic lifestyle.

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