The Journey is the Destination
Updated: Nov 9, 2021
Moving forward. Moving on. Leave your old insecurities and emotional baggage behind you. The future will be better.
I love the idea of a clean slate; of leaving behind what no longer serves, but I do wonder where I am going.
Over the past few days, I've quizzed some of my friends, asking which matters more: the journey or the destination. Mostly, they all think the destination is what matters; setting a goal and taking the necessary steps to achieve that goal. I get that.
I want to accomplish things. I do have specific goals that I want to reach. In order to achieve them, I know that I have to make plans; set specific markers along the way. I want the better future. I want to leave my self doubts and insecurities behind.
I want to figure out who I was meant to be before the pains and trauma of the real world got in the way. Who might that girl have become if obstacles and insecurities hadn't diverted the course of her life?
It's a worthwhile goal. I want to be a person that matters. I want to share my art with the world and hope it makes someone happy; makes them think; takes them outside of their box for at least a moment or two.
I am setting that goal: to share my art with as many people as possible with the intent of causing them to pause, for at least a moment: to think about what they are looking at; to acknowledge that it's OK to think outside the box. Embrace your inner weirdness. Explore your inner depths.
So, goal and journey, but without reflecting, without exploring my own inner world, I cannot create new art. Creativity is my journey. Creativity is my path. By creating art, I progress on my journey and my destination travels with me.
Let's make the world a stranger and more interesting place for having been here.