“Life is a journey, not a destination…” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love this saying and find it offers me great hope. I am not needing to end up any given place at the end of the day….I just need to keep moving.

I love the saying because it is a long-term vision. This is not just about a new years resolution or even a theme for my 20’s or 30’s or even now in my 40’s….

This is about life….as long as I have breath, my commitment is to journey…..

But I have learned the importance of mile markers on my journey. I am being very intentional in this coming year to know their location and be able to look forward to the rest areas.

I am planning a trip to New Hampshire to celebrate with some friends in July, hosting a party to celebrate in September, hope to run a 5k in October and plan to attend the Biggest Loser live Finale in December.

I am learning that for me to stay focused on the journey, I need to have specific goals to meet which also give me reason to celebrate. I am learning I look for places to stop and rest along the way. I am guarding against setting my goals to be about a destination…I don’t want to be a certain weight (even though I really kind of do), I am celebrating if I have established routines that will promote daily healthy living.

I am sure I will write more about my mile markers, rest areas and celebrations. I want to end by inviting you to establish your mile markers, rest area’s and celebration points on your journey. It makes the journey quite fun and definitely worth living….


Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

2 thoughts on ““Life is a journey, not a destination…” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson”

  1. Even though I don’t comment often, I still read your blogs every day. They are challenging, uplifting, humorous at times and cause us all to reflect on our own personal journeys. May God receive all the glory for what he has done.

  2. Trish, I am absolutely impressed with this heartfelt and personal blog. You are a very beautiful person. I knew that even in high school…..yet I think that it is amazing how many people I knew in high school without really getting to know them! Life is too fast and busy. This type of communication enriches the lives of everyone you touch through it. Thanks for sharing of yourself!
    Julie (Terpstra) Conroy

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