It’s About the Journey, Not the Destination

This picture represents a lot for us. It’s a snapshot taken 5 miles up Mount Jackson in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, just as we were hitting our breaking point, legs and lungs burning and the conversation quite as we were trudging ourselves to the mountain summit.

What’s it mean, though? Perseverance, dedication, an unwillingness to throw in the towel despite diminishing positive thoughts.

It’s a lot of how this year with Discover the Adventure has been. Spurts of dedicated posting, adventures, and the repeated writing and deleting of posts that just felt out of place. The apologies, the embarrassment, the ever desire to keep going but not sure how many steps it is from the summit if there even is a summit?

But then this picture reminds me, like a slap in the face, or like slipping on ice. It’s about the journey, not the destination. It’s about enjoying the process, not reaping the reward.

At the end of the day, when asked why would you climb a mountain? – “Because it’s there.”

Happy Holidays, from Mike and Megan

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2 comments on “It’s About the Journey, Not the Destination

  1. Lori S on

    Happy holidays! And coming from someone who can’t get up to mountains as often as I like, I appreciate your post and travels being shared. Thanks.

    • Mike Revelle on

      We don’t get out there as much as we’d like to either these days! But hoping our schedules ease up with the New Year! Happy Holidays, and thank you for reading!

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