The past few weeks have been about two different journeys for me. One for business, one to visit family. With each journey came excitement, a sense of adventure, worry, doubt, and a serious case of nerves. Both have left me musing about what lies down the road for me in my career and my life in general. You can’t rush the journey, just sit back, hold on and hope for calm and peace to as a companion on the winding road.
Here’s what I’ve learned on my excursions: Savor the moment. Enjoy the company. Tell those you are close to what they mean to you. Seize the chance to dance with abandon, even if it’s just for thirty seconds. Spare a kind word for people you meet along the way. Walk, skip or dance as you go. There will be rocks to trip you up, and boulders to divert your path. Remember, sometimes a detour can be the best thing.
Look for the secret gate or hidden road that will lead your heart to where it belongs. But most of all, enjoy the journey. Even if it’s a wild ride.
And along the way, be good to yourself. You may need it.
As the Irish say … As you slide down the bannister of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way. Happy journeys, my friends.