2.16.2011

My Journey



It's been said many times before that life is a journey.

As we travel along this journey, we will come to forks in the road. We have to choose which one to take, often not knowing which one is the right one. We don't know what lies at the end of either road. We just have to choose one road and follow that path, and see what awaits us.

As we look back later in life, we may wonder what would have happened if we'd chosen the other road.

Sometimes we may wonder, if we had to travel this path over again, would we choose that same road, knowing what we know now?

Some people confidently proclaim that they wouldn't change a thing. That the roads they chose in the past are what has made them who they are today, and if they had it to do over, they would do the same thing.

Me, I can't always say that. If I began all over again, maybe I would choose a different road, and see where it led me. Because I have definitely made some bad choices in the past.

Right now, I am finding myself at one of those forks again. There are several roads to choose from. Maybe there isn't a right choice or a wrong choice; just different choices.

We just have to choose the one that we believe is the best for everyone involved.

But there is the more familiar road, the safer and secure road.

And then there is the road less traveled. The unknown. The exciting.

Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, and expecting different results.

Maybe it's time to seek some sanity in this crazy life by doing something different, and getting different results.

And choosing a different road to get there.

20 comments:

Kristin - The Goat said...

Oh my - those choices can be difficult. I chose to move to Florida when my entire family lives in a 10 mile radius from one another. I love and adore my family. I could see them every day and not tire of it. However, I was dying there - allergies, cold weather, economy, etc. So I moved. About an hour after I moved my sister had the first of three little girls. I sometimes wonder if I made the right decision, but I know I did. I just have to be a far away auntie to them and see them a few times a year instead of weekly.

I hope that my ramblings didn't hijack what you were saying. But sometimes you have to just pick up and move yourself!

Erin said...

Oh I know this feeling ALL too well. I like to be one of those people who says they wouldn't change anything, but I'm beginning to wonder!

But I do try to not live my life on what if's!

Diane said...

I know there are a few things I would do differently but hindsight is 20/20, right?

Mrs. Wayne said...

I understand what you are saying, but sometimes the more difficult, bumpy road yields the greater rewards. Don't give up too soon.

Tettelestai said...

i don't like making those choices.. really i don't. i pray that you find satisfaction with the road you choose. there may be many of us going the same direction, just at different times. if you need your buddies, just look around, they are nearby ;-)

Amy said...

Succeeding at life is making the best choice you can with the information you have available at the time. Stay true to yourself and do what you think is best.

Really, that's all any of us can do

CynthiaK said...

That Einstein quote is one of my very favourites.

Good luck with your decision. Whatever you pick, be ready to embrace it. Otherwise, you'll always wonder.

April said...

Praying for some clarity for you regarding the decisions you're facing right now. Change is never easy, but sometimes it's for the BEST!

Brandy@YDK said...

I wish you the best of luck with that. I'm one of those people that had do-overs - I might take some different paths.

blueviolet said...

I'll be thinking about you as you're making some big decisions. It's never, ever easy to take the hard road. Like you, I thrive on safety and familiarity.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I know what you mean. I'd change some things, too.

I'll have none of that, "It made me a stronger person" crap. Some of my decisions weren't so wise.

Myya said...

I'm sure that the choice you do make will be the best because you will take into account everything. You are a great mama so your instincts are good. Hang in there & I'll be praying for you guys.

Kate Collings said...

How similar our lives are at the moment (regarding choices etc.). I am remincing a lot lately about my past and some of the choices Ive made, good and bad. I am ashamed of some of my behaviours from the past and am embarrassed that I will have to face them one day with Youngling. It is definitely a journey and I do not know where these roads will take us. We just have to be strong and stick together as a family and with the help of our friends. You are not alone and although no-one may know exactly what you are dealing with we may empathise in one way shape or form. Take care and I'm always here if you need a chat, well across the pond ;-) xxxx

Life with Kaishon said...

Wishing you all the best on your journey. May you have the foresight to choose correctly!

Michelle said...

I've been at many similar crossroads. Some I'd never change. Others maybe so -- but not really....

Because of the gift of the atonement, all our choices can work out, both the good, moderate, and bad. The scriptures say that all things work for good to those who love God. They didn't say to those who make perfect decisions. With God on our side, all we need to do is move forward with faith.

Good Luck!

Kimberly said...

Even making a choice to not be angry in traffic can change your life. Every moment is a choice. And I hope to be at the end of my life with fewer regrets and more "I'm glad I did that" moments.

Karen Peterson said...

I love that you make the point that not every choice is a matter of right or wrong.

Good luck with making your choice. I've rarely been disappointed when I've taken the less-traveled path in life.

Mrs4444 said...

A very good and wise friend always said, "If nothing changes, nothing changes." I've also heard, "Wherever you go, there you are!" I love both and hope that they help validate your choice :)

Good luck.

And BTW, I love you. You are a light in this bloggy life, and I appreciate you very much :)

Nikki said...

So well-written! You have me thinking.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Keeping you in my prayers for this decision you are facing. I can't say I would have ever taken a different path because I know who I am and I like who I became even through the difficult times. I would have rather they didn't happen but I never wonder where I would be today if it hadn't.