There are no shortcuts to any place worth going...Beverly Sills
Love that quote! When I first read it, it reminded me of our long trips to the cottage at Aylen Lake in Canada--18 hours in the car. But what a place to enjoy once you arrive--heaven on earth, for me.
But life in general is like that-- in that there are no shortcuts to anything worthwhile. No shortcuts to growing up, college, building a good marriage, relationships with family and friends--it all takes time.
Which also reminds me of the time my mom and I made croissants with a friend of hers. Now that is a lot of work and if we had skipped a step of folding and rolling and chilling the dough we wouldn't have gotten all those flaky, buttery layers. Oh for pre-gluten free days!!
I am learning to savor the process--whatever it may be.