Friday, November 4, 2016

Five Minute Friday: "Journey"

Our Mistress of Ceremonies for the Five Minute Friday is Kate over at Heading Home.  Hope you link up with us and join the fun.


OK, I'll admit it, I sill dislike the word journey.  It's been so overused.  As I said in a previous post, my disdain for the word grew from going to meetings, the point of which was to share our hearts, and one lady would always get out of being open by saying she was still on her journey.  I'll also admit that I'm really not that crazy about the band Journey either.

...but I digress...

I much prefer more active terms:  quest, adventure, expedition, trek, voyage, you know something more exciting and less passive than journey (say it like you're a whiney three year old with a stuffy nose).  Why?  Journey sounds like I'm just along for the ride and have no control over where I go or how I get there.  The other terms are "take the reins" kind of words.

I want my life to be more of an epic quest than simply being dragged along on someone else's idea of a journey.  PLUS, I really don't want to travel alone.  Is anyone else wanting to do amazing things?  Anyone?  Anybody? Bill?  Ted?  Bueller?


  1. Totally get what you mean by the word journey being overused. I'm a word person, and the word journey comes from French, journée, meaning a day's work... a day's length or travel... Rather mundane when compared to those more exciting words you listed!

    Don't agree with your assessment of the band Journey, however. :-)