I stumbled upon this motto when I was in high school and the motto was, the journey is the reward and it really resonated with me. We’re talking from like age fifteen or sixteen. It’s been my go-to motto for forever, since then. This idea that it’s not so much about where you’re going but it’s about the process of getting there. And at that time in high school it was easy to fall into, I could see the trap, you know back then I guess I give myself some degree of credit. Sometimes we look back and cringe on our high school selves and how we thought and what we thought and what we did. But I think it’s okay to give younger versions of ourselves credit sometimes and for all the silly things I did, I give myself credit for looking ahead and I was able to see like, okay, so I’m going to work really hard in high school until I can graduate high school. That’s the whole goal. Let’s get to that graduation thing. But then what about after that? It’s just, I’m working to this goal and then it’s like let’s reset everything and now we’re working toward this goal of college graduation. And then what happens after that? I end up working toward this goal of finding a job. And then what happens after that? Hopefully I can find a girlfriend so I can work toward this goal of getting married and what after that? You work toward this goal of having kids. And then after that is it just me working toward this goal of working until I can retire and pay for my kids college and then what I’m sixty or seventy years old, I just spent all this time chasing these goals without stopping to smell the roses so to speak. So, I think I have a natural inclination towards savory anyway, but having that motto in the back of my head certainly helped at times. So I couldn’t think of a lot of moments in life that I wish I had savored more because I’ve spent so much time making sure that I did savor for them. The big moments and the little moments. But there is a struggle sometimes where you can’t savor everything all the time, like it would be stimulus overload. I’m always trying to find that balance of savoring the moment and savoring the past and continuing to push forward for more moments to savor in the future.