Suckitude is Your Friend. It Tells You Where You Are Isn't Where You Want to Be.
What if everything sucks? What if this whole year, this whole trip is just an adventure in suckitude?
What if we find ourselves, at the end of this year looking back and thinking: “Wow, that was a huge waste of time, energy and money.”?
What if the only fun we have is – was – Oregon? What if we had it right the first time?
Well, I guess then at least we will know. And we won’t have the regret of never having done this, any of it.
I keep trying to get my mind right about things but then, again, we encounter suckitude. I guess part of the adventure is just embracing the suckitude.
The discomfort, the incessant chores, stress, fatigue and lack of our normal standard of cleanliness.
It’s an adventure in Expectation Management, that’s for sure. Acknowledge it. Don’t gloss over the fact that some things suck. Don’t gloss over the fact that some locations are not ideal or even to your liking.
Things aren’t always going to go the way you want them to go. That’s part of the adventure. Acknowledge it and embrace it. Embrace all of it.
Embrace the discomfort, the dirty, the hot, the cold, the constant changing of plans and schedules. Embrace what doesn’t go your way as well as what does. Embrace the experience, whatever that experience is. And make the best of it.
Just because something sucks doesn’t mean you have to be miserable in the midst of it.
Just like frustration is motivation, suckitude is your friend. It tells you that where you are isn’t where you want to be. It motivates you to make changes. It motivates you to make things better. It motivates forward motion.
Part of discovering what you want, what you like, what you enjoy, is finding what you don’t want, what you don’t like, what you do not enjoy. That’s part of the adventure.
This is a great adventure; of that I am certain. But some of it is going to suck. That’s life.
But There is ALWAYS Joy to Be Found in the Journey.
Grab the good. Savor it and love it hard. Seek the joy, the silver lining, the lessons to be gleaned, the good that comes out of every situation.
Find the Beauty because Beauty is everywhere, if only we can find the eyes to see it.
Enjoy the now as best you can and keep moving forward.
There are rainbows and unicorns right around the corner. Of this, I am quite certain.
And then, one day you wake up and you find yourself in Sedona, Arizona. And everything shifts.
Sedona. This is the first place I’ve felt good about being since we crossed the Oregon border and drove back into California three long months ago. Before we drove back to the mountains of Southern California and got our ‘home’ ready to become a short-term rental in preparation for our Great Adventure. Before we moved into Stella full time. Before we set out for green pastures and the great unknown. Ahhh, thank you, Sedona. At long last, Rainbows and Unicorns. (Insert a big, happy sigh here, followed by a smile extending from ear to ear.) 😊😊😊😊😊