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12/31/12 end of year thoughts

Monday, December 31, 2012

well here I am re-committing myself to my journey. not the destination but the journey. If I live and love the journey, the destination cannot help but happen.

HAH! What a great revelation, right? or is it? I am just getting over being sick and am able to sit at my PC and have thoughts filter through the fog (you all know what that is lik, right?) instead of feeling like the bump in the road that just serves to slow the world down.

Really the thoughts began collating this afternoon, while I made my husband keep me out of bed for a few hours running errands. We came across a sign which held a thought he and I have expressed often.

"it's the journey that matters" Just the opposite of the one so many have put up for years; "It's the destination, not the journey." My sister has this in her bathroom and I have often thought this was so backward for me but also a big difference between her and I.

My husband and I like to travel, our favorite mode being the car. ALthough we long to take a train trip some day. My sister and her husband's favorite mode of long distance travel? Airplane. Are either of us wrong? Don't think so but it is certainly a different way of observing life. and we each do lead our lives more towards the journey or the destination.

This evening I was determined to catch up on my new team to start BLC 21 in January and got caught up by reading 5 pages of posts. In doing so, it was enlightening and intersting to comtemplate the excitement of new members, the headiness of returning members, the feeling of excitement in the air.

which is when I started thinking about what I need to make my journey successful. there I go again, JOURNEY. I hardly ever say destination although I set goals and have an end result in mind. IS this thought process holding me back from meeting my goal of a thinner healthier me? Am I enjoying the journey so much I have set myself up to NOT reach my goal?

AS The last day of the year passes me by, I wonder? is my journey holding up reaching the destination? ANd is losing 60 pounds the end of my journey or just another rest stop along the way?

I think I will need to contemplate these answers and find one before day 1 of 2013 ends.

I want this healthy journey to last the rest of my life. so will there be an end? And what is the final destination?

Other thoughts, trivial, serious and passing:

stops along the way
upload snow and holiday pictures
post on lime team
spark daily
snow angel made
2012 snowflake ornament
end of another year, will the next fly by even faster?
what goals will I meet in 2013?
what dreams do I still have? are there any?
what do I say auld lang syne to and why don't they sing this song at midnight new year's eve any more?
what new adventures will I see and make?

oops it's almost midnight and I am actually awake for the first imte on 3 or 4 years.

Going to get off so I can actually kiss my DH at midnight and hug him from one year to the next! How wonderful to have a hug be the first thing to have in 2013!!!

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    I think the journey will never completely end, but maybe it changes directions? For instance, once you lose 60 pounds, the next part of the journey is learning how to maintain your loss and healthy lifestyle. Or maybe, once you reach one destination, you start a new journey to a NEW destination??? I don't know, but enjoy figuring it out, that too is part of the journey!!! :)
    Love ya,
    1997 days ago
    Love this! All of our life is one long journey. If we reach our final destination, with no more journey to look forward to, then what will we have to look forward to? There are always new paths to discover, new stops to contemplate, new journeys to undertake. It's never over!
    1998 days ago
  • KPACE7
    Happy New Year! May this year's journey be a pleasant one.

    Karen emoticon emoticon
    1998 days ago
    I wish you lots of fun on your Journey!
    1998 days ago
    emoticon here's to 2013
    1998 days ago
    Happy New Year... I'm glad to share the journey with you....
    1998 days ago
    Like you we enjoy driving to our vacation place(s). We are a family of 4 that have said for YEARS 'It's all about the Journey'! We learn, we see, we enjoy the journey... the destination is just a place to lay your head as you head out on other Journeys! Many thought we were crazy driving to California a couple years ago, but WOW the sights we were able to see!

    I see my health as a Journey, sure I have a goal weight but I do not STOP once I get there. My journey is one of discovery into new foods, new exercises and the most AMAZING Friends (Like YOU!).
    1998 days ago
    1998 days ago
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