The Journey Can Be Just As Exciting As The Destination!

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Dear Friend,

I just got back from a trip. And one thing I’m really learning is how to enjoy the journey. Before, when I traveled, I focused on just GETTING THERE. Get me off this plane/train/automobile and put me at my final destination. The thing was that the rush rush rush attitude had a way of not going away and before I knew it I was back home and regretting how eager I was to GET THERE, because time sped up and stayed that way.

This trip, I made a conscious effort to enjoy (or try to enjoy) the days leading up to the trip, including the packing, and to just be present and grateful throughout the journey (even when it was difficult to do so. My family and a few friends will know what I’m talking about. I took a total of 8 flights, 2 lengthy car rides, and one VERY long taxi ride during this trip. It was a total of about 60 hours of travel (wow!) and there were bumps along the way, but I actively looked for things to stay grateful for.

On the way out, the bus to the airport AND all of my flights were delayed, which was great! Imagine if I’d missed a flight, because of a delay! Even the decisions I made that didn’t work out so well still made for interesting stories when I did finally make it to where I was going.

So, this post is just to say that there can be joy in the journey, if you want there to be. 🙂

All my love,

Angel xo

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Things that can happen when you’re doing what you love

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Dear Friend,

I’ve had such a great experience this past month. So great it didn’t even feel like a month while I was in it. I realised that it was because I was doing what I love. Even in the stressful moments, I knew I would not rather do anything else. This letter is more fun than anything, but it’s worth thinking about. Do you experience any of the things I do? Are you doing what you love?

So here’s what happens to me when I’m doing what I love:

1. I forget what day of the week it is and don’t even mind “working” on the weekend.

2. I want to do it more.

3. I want to learn all there is to know about how to do it better.

4. I almost don’t even care if others think it’s a good choice or not (you know I seek external advice a lot when I’m uncertain).

5. I’m doing what I love, so I love what I do. It’s hard not to be content and satisfied.

6. At the same time, I’m never fully satisfied, which pushes me forward. You’re either going forward or backward. I choose forward.

7. I am able to RELEASE past hurt. Rejection, dismissal, harsh words… the memories of those were weighing on me REALLY HEAVILY. Knowing that I am following the path I love allows me to say a healthy and forgiving and definite goodbye to all of them. I swear I feel 10 lbs lighter.

8. I lose track of time. Hours will pass before I know it. I can spend 10 hours rehearsing and not feel drained (not every day, mind you, but still).

9. At the same time, I find time also slows right down in the best way. When I’m stressed and rushing to do something or go somewhere that doesn’t serve my spirit, it’s like there’s never enough time. When I’m living according to my purpose and passion, it feels like I have all the time in the world and everything gets done.

What things happen to you when you’re doing what you love? I’d love to hear from you! If you’re a wordpress member, share in the comments! If not, feel free to message me wherever you connect with me and I’ll share them in the comments for you.

All my love,
Angel xo

 

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