Monday Mantra: Life is a Journey, Not a Destination

Monday Mantra:  Life is a Journey, Not a Destination

Have you ever reflected on your life and wondered how you got to where you are now? Or thought, this isn’t where I’m supposed to be by this point in my life. I know I have. I often think about life choices and how they have brought me to certain places. Some of them have been good and well-thought-out, while others were rash and perhaps led me off course. Then there were those that were completely out of my control.

As humans, we want to be in control in all aspects of our life. For me, I am lost when something is out of my control. But as I start to think about future goals and paths, I’m reminded that life is a journey. There will be setbacks. There will be heartaches. There will be failures. But as long as you have goals that push you, drive you, and force you out of your comfort zone, you will be successful.

It’s easy to be consumed by where you are now, and perhaps you feel stuck in your current routine — like you are on a hamster wheel. We’ve all been there. The great thing about life though, is that it is constantly changing and through change you can find a new perspective.

So the next time you fret about your life’s choices, direction, or progress, remind yourself that life is a journey — and it is one that needs to be enjoyed and experienced with your eyes open.



  1. Absolutely! As a mom of four, I’m constantly reminded that I need to be flexible and go with the flow more often. I actually find that the days that are not planned or go off course, tend to be the best ones!

    Taffeta & Tulips

  2. This is such a great inspirational post, Vanessa, and I really couldn’t agree more with all of what you’ve shared. I feel we learn the most about ourselves and capabilities, as well as the true love, commitment, and support of those around us during the times in our lives when we have the least amount of control. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have the most amazing week ahead, beauty!



  3. I can so relate to this post Vanessa. As I’ve gotten older I’ve stopped more and more and marveled about how I got to where I am. How one different turn could have changed the entire outcome at my life. It’s rather amazing when you think about it. I, like you, have a hard time when I’m not in control so it’s interesting to look back and note that some of the moments where I felt most out of control and uncomfortable are the ones that had the best outcomes. This was a really great reminder that we have to just take life as it comes and sometimes release a bit of control.

    1. Very well said, Kasie! Sometimes things are going to be out of our control, and the only thing we can control is how we react to them. I keep reminding myself of this as I go through life!

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