We spend our lives “on the way”.
We are getting to work, heading to class, running to the store. We have goals to be some place or some time. We are focused on a destination, and as soon as we get there – or sometimes even before – we are on to the next.
People find ourselves getting caught up in destination after destination, often forgetting or ignoring that common wisdom that “It’s the journey”.
And that’s okay.
People like to move – we’re good at it. As a species we are constantly in action. So perhaps rather than feeling guilty for pushing and looking forward, we should instead accept that it’ll happen, and remind ourselves to look out the window, to pull over and take a stretch break, to check the map in case there’s an interesting detour.
It’s okay to be in transit – we just have to recognize the movement.