Thursday, May 19, 2011

Steady As She Goes

Slow and steady wins the race, right? At least that's the lesson we learned from The Tortoise and The Hare. But sometimes I find myself wanting to race for the finish line so that I can "get there faster". Then I remember a quote reminding us that life is about the journey and not the destination. It's not the finish line that matters, it's how we get there. More importantly, we need to learn and grow along the way. There isn't always one path to the finish line, but we must work for our goals.

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Sometimes I forget that moving forward is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. I need to stop thinking I can take this giant leap to get where I am going. All of the steps in between build us up to who we are, and without them we're missing something.

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Thank you to those who
commented on yesterday's blog post 


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I was overwhelmed with the kindness you all offered to me. Sometimes I feel really undeserving, because I feel that maybe it's not fair to complain or express struggles in life. That's life at times though. Thank you all for offering kind words and advice for getting through tough times. We all deserve kindness and love in our lives, and I think as a blogger it's our responsibility to lift people up when they need it. Again thank you all for the kind works and love you sent my way. (:

Slow and steady. Day by day. We'll make it through.


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I also really want to say a big thank you to all of you who follow this blog!

I just made it past the 100 follower mark, and I am so thankful for all of you. When I first started blogging, I had no idea that you could even follow a blog. Blogging was a mystery to me. Over time I have found some wonderful blogs out there, and I'm really thankful that you have found me too!


12 comments:

  1. Being eager is good, but don't be anxious. Good things are coming Ash!

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  2. I have these moments too where I'm so stressed about whats going to happen in the future I miss everything that's happening around me. Enjoy this - it's a learning experience and who knows what kind of stories and adventures are going to come out of it!

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  3. you nailed it, love! slow and steady. you'll get there at the exact moment you're supposed to. don't rush it, otherwise you're rushing your life away. :)

    love you, pretty girl!

    xoxo

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  4. Hang in there! I'm about to embark on the uncertain lifestyle of being married to a pilot. Your words have helped calm my anxiety because I'm not the only one out there going through this!

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  5. Slow and steady is def good. One foot in front of the other. Love this post. You are beautiful. Thanks for this reminder. Xoxoxoxo

    Off to read about yesterday.

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  6. Thanks for this post Ashley. I usually just rush through life and try to get somewhere as fast as I can. I have to remember to stop and appreciate everything that happens in between. After all that is what makes life more interesting.

    xxx
    Libby

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  7. Great inspiration and quotes, Ash! It's the journey that counts and that gets us to the end! (:

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  8. Slow and steady is right. I often times need reminded about that. My mom always reminds me life is about the journey not the destination! And yay for hitting 100 followers! You have a great little blog here and that number will just keep growing:)

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  9. Definitely a good motto to have. Everyone is always rushing to do the next thing, instead of living in the moment. Not going to lie, I'm very guilty of this haha

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  10. lots of breathing, you will get through everything! You are strong!

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  11. You write SO beautifully, Ash!! I loved this post!

    Congrats on 100+ followers!!

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  12. My family constantly has to remind me that the steps towards a goal are equally as important as the ultimate goal, itself. I tend to get anxious and just want to "be there".. wherever it is in life.. already.

    I loved this post though.. true words and a lovely sentiment.

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