I love this picture -- it's Matt and I one year ago on our dream vacation in Maui. We were just about to cross one more adventure off our bucket list -- zip lining. Never mind that we were both terrified, we knew that the reward -- a mile-long ride across a bamboo forest -- would be well worth it. When we arrived at the other side (approximately thirty seconds later) we were both totally exhilarated, THRILLED - high-fives all around!
Now, one year later, I can't remember one thing about that thirty second ride. What I do remember is the process it took to get there -- the long bumpy bus ride to the zip line course, the first tentative "practice run" on a line that was only a few feet off the ground. And then, finally, the long climb to the top of the highest platform.
When I look back my favorite memories are of the laughs we had gearing up in those awesome helmets and the pep-talks we gave each other when we wanted to turn back. My favorite memories are of the process.
Yup, what Emerson said is true -- "Life is a journey, not a destination."