JOURNEY vs. DESTINATION
We all know that token saying: It's about the journey, not the destination. What do you do when the journey starts to get a bit bumpy and you no longer know what the destination is? Well, I learned that I get a bit anxious and overwhelmed.
This anxiety and unsureness are not something that I have had much of in my life. I am the one with the plan of action, the confidence, and enthusiasm. I am usually the one helping and encouraging people to overcome that anxiety. Saying it will be okay or it is what it is and let's figure out how to get past it.
I have had many journeys over the last year. I have become very thankful for those around me. Friends, family, and even acquaintances that I run into from time to time. The biggest change in my life was my job. I am sure many of you reading this know about the opportunity given to me in March of this year. I was game and ready for whatever the world was going to throw my way. Because, at 23, that's what you do?! Right? You ask, "How far?" and jump!
Now, a little over 6 months later my job will changed once again. Hallmark has offered me a full time position as an Account Leader. I couldn't be more excited! I will be part of a team that oversees/manages/finds Hallmark's freelancers.
I have learned so much over this past year. I have had new discoveries in what I value out of certain aspects in my life. Whether it's friends, or relationships, the direction I value in job, to the type of work I do everyday when I open my laptop. I have discovered that I value joy. Yes, joy. It's pretty simple, yet so big! I found this missing after a trip i had. I discovered that I was missing joy, how amazing it feels to never stop laughing for 3 straight days, and what it's like to find pleasure in the small things.
What does it take for joy to disappear from your life? I still can't tell you exactly, but I now know the feeling. Our joy, my joy, however you put it is so vital. I have figured out that certain things can take over your joy. The act of not being present in your every day life. My value of community, yoga practice, and taking part in meaningful projects started to decay. That decay covered up my joy. When you have no joy and happiness you have no gratitude.
SO. With that being said. Here is being joyful, finding happiness in the everyday, and being open to explore in this journey we call life!