If I was to ask you what your final destination is, what would you say? Spain? Portugal? No, I’m not talking about holidays, or the movie before you say it. Although, like a holiday, when you get on a plane, you ultimately know what your final destination is going to be. What I mean is, where do you want to go in life and is it your final destination or will you be going on a multi-trip?
For example, many people (not me) knew what career they wanted to do when they left school such as nurse, accountant, vet etc. Their final destination is known. Whereas a lot of us decide later in life the career for us or may even do a variety of different ones so instead of reaching a known point, we have a multi-trip. So ask yourself this question, ‘do I know my final destination or am I looking for a multi-trip, where my destination may be unknown?’
There is no right or wrong answer and ultimately, you have decide what works best for you. Careers for life, rarely exist anymore and often people want to move around to experience different opportunities. Perhaps you are currently on a multi-trip but you have a career in mind and you know you’ll get to it one day but you just aren’t ready for the move yet for various reasons. Or think about the other way around, you’ve have the career you’ve always wanted, but having been doing it for the last 10-15 years you now want to have a multi-trip and try other things. Only you know, what works for you.
For some people, knowing what their final destination is can be scary so having a multi-trip where you don’t know where you’ll end up gives more variety and satisfaction. Equally, if you prefer to know where you are going to end up with no surprises then a multi-trip is unlikely to be of joy for you.
Moving away from careers, what about other areas of your life? What kind of journey are you looking for? An unknowing path or a clear road ahead? Do you want a family? Do you want a big house in the country? Maybe you want to have a farm? Or you want to be pain free? Maybe substance free? Your life has so many areas that can a one stop route or a multi-trip. Anything goes and no two people’s journey will be the same, even if they want the same thing, the end result and even the journey will be different.
We are often made to think and feel that we should have one path, a perfect life, family, career etc, when perfect doesn’t exist. We have so many amazing experiences in our lives enabling us to move onto something else, we often don’t see it, until we are onto the next thing, but have a look back over what brought you to where you are now. How many trips did it take to get there? If you had missed one of those opportunities would you have still arrived at your current destination?
The truth is, our lives are very much multi-trips, we don’t come out of the womb and automatically start walking. We have to learn so much to start with before we take our first step. Our paths will always have a crossroad in it, these are the points in our lives when we feel the most pressure to pick the right road. The direction may be slightly easier If you have a final destination in mind, however that doesn’t mean to say that you will have a straight forward journey to get there, there could be many more points ahead that you can’t see at the moment, turning your final destination into a multi-trip.
So you see, for some even if you know your final destination, there is likely never a single route to it, with many trips taken before arriving. For others, the journey is more important than the destination, so multi-trips mean more. Either way, you will arrive at your destination when the time is right and when you are ready.
Have a wonderful trip in this thing we call life.
Have a brilliant week, take care and look after you!
Love Emma xx