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Appreciate the Journey

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As a child, I would hate to accompany my mother to her weekly grocery store visits.  They were long and often uncomfortable because of full-blast AC in the  store and the fact that I’d always be sent on a treasure hunt to find items on the list. One aspect that I did love about the experience was being able to pick the cereal! Of course, I would pick the box with the best prize advertised on the box. When I would get home my mother would tell me “you can’t have the prize until the box is completely finished.” So yes you guessed it, for breakfast, lunch and dinner I would try to sneak a bowl of cereal to finish the box. I would eat so much of it by the last bowl I never wanted to see the brand again. When I finally found the prize I realized it wasn’t as exciting as I expected it to be. On top of that, it made me not like that particular brand any more.

Maybe you’re not downing your favorite box of artificially sweetened cereal to find the prize but in other areas of life you may be rushing to find the prize. Being driven, relentless and passionate are all exceptional traits when it comes to achieving your dreams and goals. As long as you  keep your eyes open to learn, appreciate the journey while getting to your destination.

The true prize in life is the road you took to receive it. If  you do not  pay attention while you’re going through life’s ups and downs the prize will be pointless and meaningless. Slow it down some days and just see where you are on the road to success. Focus on where you are now so when you get to the end of the road, you will have full vivid memories and not one big blurred image of your life.

To put it simply…appreciate the journey!

Miracles & Blessings,

Ellisa Oyewo

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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