I thought I would go a different route this time and pick a WORD OF THE YEAR. Something to guide my choices when I'm feeling overwhelmed.
Then I sat down to attempt to write about this word and my mind went blank which lead to more thinking about what exactly I wanted for my year.
Then it came to me while I was in the shower and Aerosmith came on Pandora. Remember the song, "Amazing" by Aersosmith? It was the video with Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy London and Cyberspace magic (when MTV actually showed videos...ah, the good ole' days).
Anydoodle. The lyrics that seemed to jump out at me were also the famous quote by Emerson
LIFE'S A JOURNEY; NOT A DESTINATION
And the more I thought about WHY that seemed to talk to me, the more I liked it as my WORD.
Noun, An act of traveling from one place to another
Verb, To travel somewhere
To interpret the word in the context of the quote, I take it to enjoy this crazy life we have. It's not about the destination at the end, but JOURNEY we take a long the way and we should enjoy it more. There's beauty in our every day if we just take the time to appreciate it.
That's my goal this year. To appreciate this journey I'm on instead of striving to change it into something else.