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To hate the term 'journey'

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Awkwardas Fri 01-Jul-16 17:06:05

You lose weight you've been on a 'journey' you have counselling it was a tough 'journey' you aim to get fit, it's the start of your 'journey' can noon just lose weight, get fit, sort their head out without going on a 'journey' it drives me mad!

SpudTato Fri 01-Jul-16 17:09:46

Hah me too.
The one that really gets me is the Masterchef 'journey'. FFS.

FloatyFlo Fri 01-Jul-16 17:10:19

Oh me too! A woman on my college course keeps referring to it as a journey.

"Oh thank you (tutors name) I couldn't have completed this amazing journey without you"

Bore off woman!

ApocalypseSlough Fri 01-Jul-16 17:11:30

I was at a workshop today and trainer pronounced it Johnny! And must have said it a hundred times. grin

Noodledoodledoo Fri 01-Jul-16 17:15:53

It really grates for me to. Everyone seems to be on a 'journey' Grrr.

powershowerforanhour Fri 01-Jul-16 17:18:43

Seems terminal illnesses involving a protracted and eventually miserable pitiful decline that you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy, such as Alzheimer's disease, have prime "journey" potential.

LiquoriceAllsorts86 Fri 01-Jul-16 17:27:54

Not as much as I hate the term 'chapter'
Everything my friend does, she announces a new 'chapter'

dailymaillazyjournos Fri 01-Jul-16 17:28:58

YANBU. One of my most hated hates. I honestly want to slap anyone who's on a journey. Unless they are on an actual journey.

IamtheZombie Fri 01-Jul-16 17:33:28

Zombie has incurable cancer. Those of you who don't consider living with that as a journey should count your lucky stars.

DancingDinosaur Fri 01-Jul-16 17:41:30

Completely agree Zombie.

And flowers to you too.

Beanzmeanzcoffee Fri 01-Jul-16 17:44:57

YANBU. I just want to yell 'get your head out of your own arse! What you are doing is living your life. Like everyone else'. (Steps down off soapbox)

Beanzmeanzcoffee Fri 01-Jul-16 17:46:21

Oh Zombie I'm sorry brew

daisychain01 Fri 01-Jul-16 17:47:45

Life is about the journey, not the destination. It's a marathon not a sprint, and all that.

But I agree, when it's over-used it sounds hackneyed and irritating.

Madbengalmum Fri 01-Jul-16 17:48:43

Yes, it sounds very twattish,hate it

Meemolly Fri 01-Jul-16 18:00:27

Hope you've enjoyed this thread journey.... Sorry I couldn't resist!!

StealthPolarBear Fri 01-Jul-16 18:04:45

Yes it's overused.
Do people still have "rocks"?

StealthPolarBear Fri 01-Jul-16 18:06:12

And zombie you get to call it whatever you want love smile
Bit if you ever warble Celine dion om x factor and talk tearfully about your musical journey I'll rip your arm off and beat you round the head with it ;)

ForalltheSaints Fri 01-Jul-16 19:14:23

I agree it is an overused word.

OldManJenkins Fri 01-Jul-16 19:33:46

haha me too

Egosumquisum Fri 01-Jul-16 19:46:27

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GirlSailor Fri 01-Jul-16 20:39:46

Someone once asked me about my 'breastfeeding journey' in all seriousness.

downright Fri 01-Jul-16 20:45:23

The problem is that run of the mill everyday humdrum bullshit is dressed up as a life changing fucking journey.

Cancer may or may not be a journey. Luckily I have no personal experience.

However, being on The Voice or Masterchef is not a fucking journey.

Everyone has to be a special snowflake. You can just "be" anymore.

JenniferYellowHat1980 Fri 01-Jul-16 20:53:59

Cancer kind of is a journey, from the initial uncertainty to the final inevitability. The problem is that management speakers and life coach types have hijacked it. Learning journey angry

elephantoverthehill Fri 01-Jul-16 20:55:45

Where I work, we have had a number of HTs, in rapid succession. Each one has told us in their opening to staff speech that we are on a journey. We have been on a bus, a boat, a rowing boat and back on a bus again. I'd just rather work in a school. I know where you are coming from OP, but the overuse takes it away from those who really could describe their experiences as a journey.

StealthPolarBear Fri 01-Jul-16 21:01:53

Love that, can you have a camel ride nexy time?

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