I really love this picture. Two signs you approach as you are heading down the freeway of life. The last two posts we discussed choosing the exit on the right, “new you”. Perhaps you have begun working on the new you as a lot of us do this time of year. Some of you may have begun to wonder if you took the wrong exit. Feeling like you are slipping into the “old you” that’s why I like this picture.
What do I mean? Like me explain how freeway exits work for those of you who do not drive and remind those of us who do. When you see an exit sign and you dive towards it, you are not immediately wherever the sign says. Sometimes it is only a mile or so down the road. Sometimes however you can travel 100 miles or more before you reach your destination. Sometimes it can a few days to reach your goal, sometimes it can even be twelve months.
The point here is this, if you are traveling from New York to Los Angeles until you reach the Mississippi River you are still closer to the big Apple than you are to La La land. It may seem like you are never going to get there even if you are moving in the right direction. In fact, you might not feel you have gotten close until you see the big Hollywood sign.
Life is much the same, it is a journey and when you are trying to get from here to there there will be bumps and detours. Until you are halfway there you are still closer to where you came from than where you’re going. Is that a reason to give up and go back? No, you have come all this way don’t make it for nothing. If you have had to take a detour, or even went back in the wrong direction a few times, trust your journey and remember why you started.
Life is a journey, enjoy the travels on your way to your final destination