Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The journey and the destination

"... I was sure my big break had arrived.  ... but again, it wasn't exactly the launch into stardom that I thought it would be. That's the thing about turning points: Facing a new direction doesn't mean there's not another long road in front of you."
--Franchesca Ramsey, Well, That Escalated Quickly

So many times we think we've "arrived." Now the magic begins! Now we'll be reaping the rewards of all that hard work! 

And often we find ... there's another whole patch of hard work. The "arrival" wasn't all we hoped it would be. But it's a sign of progress, at least. It's hard to know where we are on the journey while we're still in the middle of it. So we enjoy the milestones, and keep moving ahead.

(And if you're looking for a fun, thoughtful read on activism and social media, I recommend the book I've quoted here, which I obtained via library.)


  1. I find that journeys and pathways to a goal are often marked by red and green lights. I find that a green light is often followed by a red light. And once we reach one destination, there are still other places we need to go to.

    1. That's a great image--the red and green lights. I never pictured it that way before, but it's true. The journey is seldom a smooth forward advance.
      And yes, beyond every goal is usually another goal ...