in high school, my motto was always "find joy in the journey." i lived by it. president monson gave a talk in 2008 about finding joy in the journey & i have been striving to live by it ever since. when i got married, it seemed like it was a little harder for me to live in the moment. for an example: i was always eager as to when we were going to find our next place, when we would get a good job, when we'd start talking about having kids. that was all a part of our future. and right now, i'm sorta pledging to myself that i want to start living in the moment. i'm not going to worry about when we buy our house. i'm not going to worry about rushing through school to get finished. i will make goals. and i will write a plan for myself and my future. however, i won't live in my future. i will live right now.
i sort of feel like society is caught up in "when i have this, i will be happy," or... "when this happens, everything will be perfect." i know i have been like that too. when my missionary comes home, life will be perfect. was it? no. it was the opposite. when i finally get to marry mr. schroeder, i won't ever want anything again. do i? absolutely. and now, here i am, bothered about finding a house & being late to graduate college. and today, i find myself asking, "what the freak am i thinking? why am i not living in the moment here?"
so i will. i am, now. living in the moment. and loving life. focusing on right now. and living, right now, in my today. care to join me?