Tuesday, January 12, 2010

All About the Journey

At transitional times, people often become reflective and talk about how it's not about the destination, but about the journey. It occurs to me that this is a healthy attitude to adopt at all points in life. Destinations are not really end goals, but more like scenic stops along the way - certainly to be enjoyed and reflected upon, but then, a new destination is in order.

Searching for a job, breaking apart the old family structure and creating a new one, figuring out who I am and what I want now that the BIG GOAL of OBTAIN LAW DEGREE has been reached - I am definitely doing my share of journeying!

I looked up a few quotes today. Here are a couple of good ones:

- If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
- Dan Rather

- The journey is the reward.
- Chinese proverb

Odd that these seem diametrically opposed, yet both are completely true.

Maybe this quote helps to link them:

- If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
- Frank A. Clark


Lynilu said...

The law degree was once a goal. It is now just the first stepping stone of the next leg of the journey.

And a couple thoughts from wise people:

The block of granite, which was an obstacle in the path of the weak, becomes a steppingstone in the path of the strong. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Sometimes the most evolved souls take on the most difficult paths. ~ Brian L. Weiss, M.D.

Yep, I think you're evolved.

Proto Attorney said...

Whew, the journey of law school sure didn't seem like a reward to me! :D

Good luck on your new journey!

Dorothy Rimson said...

Nice Quotes

Dakota said...

Lynilu - That is it! I am an evolved soul! Now let's just hope that someday all the difficult paths prove to have been worthwhile! Can't really complain much so far....all about the journey!