There is such a wide variety of experiences that people choose to have during their lifetime. Sometimes it’s a rocky road from the beginning to the end. Sometimes there are the hills and the valleys. Sometimes you may struggle for a while and then once you hit a particular place it just evens out from there. There is, of course, no correct way in which to live your life. There is only the way that fully supports you. This is why sometimes the distractions are there to teach you lessons. Sometimes the distractions are there to pull you out of something which no longer serves you.
In the end, in any situation, as you are seeking to understand who you are, what is it about your life, every time that you go back within, realigning within your heart, feeling that flow into source, you are once again adding to or building that foundation that always supports you.