Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Journey or the Destination?
This week's Five Minute Friday prompt is Race. Obviously I'm not much of a racer, since I seem to be more of a Five Minute Saturday person...
The word race implies one of two things. 1) a finish line 2) a defined winner
I'm not big into competition. I don't really care about winning, I just want to have a good time. It seems there are a lot of motivational memes comparing life to a race. You can't win if you don't play and all that. So I feel that I fall into the "journey is the destination" camp. I enjoy the process more than the final result in many situations.
A few weeks ago I jogged/walked quickly in a 5k called Color Me Rad. It was not about the time or the finish, but about being with friends....while people were throwing color on you. Now, there was in fact a finish line. And that's where the fun continued with a giant color war. Two of my friends waited there just to pelt me with color. And then it was on.
There is joy in planning, plotting, organizing, and preparing. I liken it to travel. The trip itself is always amazing and you come back changed, but the pre-planning is part of the fun. What are you going to do? Where will you go? What will it feel like?
Coming home with a souvenir or tan is the "finish line." The training (planning / prepping) and the race itself (the trip) are the real prize.
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