Journeys tend to represent a longer period of time with winding roads, forests, ups, downs, and many adventures – fun and not-so-fun. Journeys are different than short trips, spring breaks, and quick road trips with the girls. When you embrace a journey, you have to be in it for, well, the journey. And as cliche as it is, it’s true; life is a journey.

There are tears.

There’s laughter.

There are bumps in the road.

There are hellacious potholes we try to avoid.

And then the are hellacious potholes we hit.

There are stinky boys.

And then there are boys that smell amazing.

The trip tends to be long.

But not all bad.

There’s a ton of enjoyment.

And the journey wouldn’t be the same if there wasn’t a bit of pain.

There are realities we must embrace – good, bad, and ugly.

And, with every polar opposite, there are the items, thoughts, and notions we must reject.

In the end, the goal is to live life to the fullest.

Jesus said that he came so that we may have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)

I’m all about that life.

Today, I’m trying to embrace the journey.