Wednesday, January 7, 2015

...enjoy the journey

I love how everyone is choosing one word to focus on and better themselves for 2015. I've been thinking long and hard on what word I wanted/needed to focus on myself... until I saw this quote!
I have a horrible habit of rushing through adventures just so that we can say "it's done! we did it!" For example, in December Eric and I were driving around with Mia to look at the Christmas lights. Mia wasn't very enthused (like we thought she would be) when Eric suggested going to a neighborhood on the other side of town. I instantly wanted to tell him no, let's just go home, it's close to Mia's bedtime, blah, blah, blah. For the first time I bit my tongue and let it play out since it was obvious that Eric was enjoying himself (and really, so was I! There was no point to rush!) We found some awesome lights and Mia totally perked up and got excited about them! That was such a small, simple outing with my family but I actually allowed myself to "enjoy the journey" Think of all the big things I've missed out on because of my rush to reach the "finish line", yikes! So this is my mantra for 2015... enjoy the journey!

26 comments:

Jenn said...

I LOVE this idea. Enjoying the journey is so important otherwise you're just moving from one thing to the next. Sometimes it's harder to do than others, but being conscious of it makes it easier! Great goal for this year girl!

P!nky said...

PERFECT QUOTE, lady! Too often we are striving to GET to some point that we stress out and miss the beauty that is life, at that moment. I love letting life just play out and not stressing, it makes me much less stressed ;)!

Brittany @ Perpetually Daydreaming said...

Yes, yes yes. This is the perfect goal and quote. I feel the exact same way! I am so bad about rushing through things and only focusing on my to do list that I miss out on enjoying life sometimes. I love this!

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

I needed this today. I am always stressed... from the minute I get home I feel like I'm rushed... making dinner, bath time, bedtime routine. Sometimes I just need to slow down and enjoy it! Thanks for sharing!

~Dawn~ said...

I LOVE this. Such a perfect quote to follow for the new year. :)

Kelly Mock said...

I super love this!!!

Sara Holt said...

something we definitely should all do! love it!

Kelli Herrington said...

This is why I am choosing to live slow and simple this I am going to try my best anyways. It was such a blur

Sydney Hale said...

So hard to do sometimes. It is hard to slow down and live. This is something we all can benefit from.
Thanks for sharing.
Sydney
http://raisingsoutherngrace.blogspot.com/

Shesabigstar said...

That's a perfect thing to focus on in the new year, I love it! Life is all about the journey, it just takes us a while to understand that!

Tiffany said...

This is so true! Sometimes you really just need to let things happen because the outcome can be amazing!

tina bumblebee said...

Great mantra!

Sarah said...

What a great quote...another one that I should live by!

Kelli Gilbert said...

love this. so beautiful!

Pamela said...

awww yessss I love this!!!! I so need to do this as well!

Jessie said...

this is perfect. Enjoying the moment. Best wishes for a wonderful 2015!

Tedi Palmer said...

I need to do this more. I need to enjoy the week and not anticipate the weekend.

Leslie Roberts Clingan said...

Yay, you! Love this. And it is so true, we forget to stop and smell the roses. Thank you for sharing.

Rebecca Jo said...

That's what its all about anyways :)

Brettni @ Bringing Up Brumfields said...

Enjoy the journey! LOVE IT!

Whitney @ Southern Hope said...

Love that quote!

Kate Fischer said...

Seriously WORD girlfriend.

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

LOVE IT! So, so, so true! Such a good reminder!!

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

great quote and the perfect sentiment for a new year!

Brittany said...

Amen. Sometimes when I create bucket lists, I rush through things that are supposed to be fun just to do them and put them on my blog. When I'm caught up in taking pictures or marking things off the list, I forget to enjoy them for what they are.

Holly said...

Great idea and thanks for the reminder!!!

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