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Unknown Roads.

Sometimes in life, our world changes.  Maybe it’s because we made the choice to change it, or maybe it’s because it’s changing due to circumstances we have no control over.  Whatever the reason, we have two choices.  Either we can embrace the change or we can be unhappy about it. 

Being unhappy about it doesn’t really seem like it will do any good in the end.  The change is still going to come.  And trying to fight it is only going to waste time that could be better spent figuring out how to deal with it, how to get through it, and how to get on with it.  I’m not necessarily talking about a life or death health issue here.  Some of those are definitely a worthwhile fight.

What I’m talking about are changes that come in life that make us have to make choices.  Like job changes or moving changes or career changes.  Maybe its a change to live with someone like a roommate, spouse, or boyfriend/girlfriend.  Whatever the change, we know the road is uncertain.

We can’t see the end result, so how can we even be sure we are doing the right thing?  Well, I don’t know the answer to that.  What I do know is that once you make your choice, don’t look back.  Keep moving forward, one step at a time, until your road gets better. 

You may not always be able to see what’s at the end of the path or even what lies ahead at times.  Everything seems unsure, and you can’t always see things clearly.  But if you have a goal, a plan of what you’re after, of where you want to be or get to, then you can make it through the seemingly scary parts.  Keep your eye on what lies beyond the obscurity.

Because, you know, sometimes it the part of the road that makes us have to take chances and figure it all out without a map to get us through that teaches us the important things in life.  It’s that part that makes us grow and learn and become a better person.  It can be that exact part that makes us proud of ourselves for making it through and coming out even better than when we started this path, this unknown road.

And you might have to make some detours along the way.  But that’s okay, too.  A straight road, while seemingly safe and secure, can make for less adventure, excitement, and opportunity for growth.  You might not always know which way to go.  Some days, you could be heading one direction, a little to the right, and the next week, you could be headed a little to the left.  As long as your still moving forward, that’s what matters the most. 

Traveling down unknown roads can be nerve-racking, or full of uncertainty that brings anxiety.  Change can do that sometimes. But if we remember that we are strong and can deal with anything that comes up as we travel along, we can end up in a pretty good place.  And then, and only then, we can look back at the road we traveled to get to our destination and realize what we endured to get here and how much better it made us.  And then we can smile with pride at how we conquered our fears and took a chance, with confidence, that no matter where our road ended, we made the best of it and we let it make us a better person.

And there are no pretty pictures for that.  We all make our own picture of our lives that fit us.  Go out and find yours!

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11 responses

  1. Nice advice. Especially with spring here, and the chance for new beginnings all around. I love the pictures too! They really help tell the story.

    May 10, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    • Thank you.

      Spring is here?! Really? Because the last two days here with 98 degree temps feel more like summer! 😦 Hopefully, the next few days are supposed to cool off a little and get back down into the upper 70’s and lower 80’s. Can’t wait!

      May 10, 2011 at 11:44 pm

  2. Great advice. :)►

    May 11, 2011 at 9:41 am

  3. Nice post…keep it coming

    May 11, 2011 at 10:46 am

  4. it’s so true! 🙂 thanks for this inspirational post 🙂 it’ll remind me to keep moving forward and to leave the past behind. 😀

    May 12, 2011 at 5:43 am

    • Your very welcome! Glad I could inspire you. 🙂

      May 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm

  5. Just as I had to choose between two paths, I ignored all the advices and followed my intuition. At one moment, I regretted my choice as it seemed that I have chosen the wrong path, which turned out to be a maze, filled with horrible creatures.

    Today, I walked out of the small side path to the main path in life. And I smiled to myself. 🙂

    May 13, 2011 at 7:00 am

    • Yea! Side paths are for learning, for sure. The important thing is you found your way back to the main road of your life. Happy travels!

      May 13, 2011 at 6:51 pm

  6. Profound, Rita, profound.

    May 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm

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