It’s A Journey, Ugh

Today is Five Minute Friday and the topic is Journey.

Yesterday I posted a great little quote on social media and because it was a nice thought but not REALLY applicable in that PARTICULAR moment, it was rather painless.

Don’t Quit
In times of difficulty, you may feel that your problems will go on and on. But they won’t. Every mountain has a top. Every problem has a life span. The question is, who is going to give in first, the frustration or you? – Dr. Robert H. Schuller

And then my day proceeded to fall apart.

Mostly work stuff…but some work people stuff.

At some point during the day I remembered the damn quote I’d posted so confidently that morning…Every problem has a life span.

And then I remembered something else that I had read earlier in the morning…Make a decision to be all in.  You have been entrusted with a calling. Don’t abandon it. – Holly Wagner

Then I gagged and silently said a few choice words.

It is so damn easy to have good ideas, to read pithy quotes and share poignant Bible verses, sayings, and stories.  It’s a WHOLE OTHER STORY TO ACTUALLY apply and live said words.

I share with you these words that are more reflective of my state of mind this morning – sorry for the crudeness but yeah…progress :)

Truth is, I was pissed yesterday, I was discouraged, I was tired, I’ve been sick for weeks, I absolutely wanted to throw a temper tantrum and call it quits…but that’s why I study so hard and am determined to fill my mind with above said words…because even though I wanted to act badly, those thoughts were there keeping me in check.

The JOURNEY however is – I didn’t necessarily EMBRACE the challenge, right?  Hell no, I just sort of remained neutral.  I didn’t act badly but I also wasn’t the picture of grace and serenity either.  In fact, I was in bed with a book by 8p.  Progress, not perfection right?

But also, I’m back in the saddle today.  I’m showing up…and embracing another day.  I’m also grateful – because REALLY, I’ll take work problems ANY DAY…because REALLY, how important is it really.  And truly, every problem has a life span…it all gets worked out one way or the other.

Amazing how sleep clears the emotional queue.

Where are you on your journey? At the beginning? Starting a new one? I’d love to hear <3

xoxoxo – DM

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.

4 thoughts on “It’s A Journey, Ugh

  1. Lisa N

    This current journey seems never-ending……there are just different legs of it…..and right now, there are so many bumps in the road, my body aches. But yeah, I keep showing up……making moves – some right, some wrong, but I’m still in the fight. Sometimes I show up ugly though….I need to remember who I am and who I belong to and that He is in full control. So hard sometimes.

  2. Gabriele

    I so get the problem of having to eat our own words. I pontificate freely then find my sage advice glued to my behind. I thought those wise words would be before me to guide my actions. NOT, I’m sitting on them, ignoring them. It is nice to meet you. I am next door at FMF.

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