The Road Less Traveled By
You know the poem:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost
Lately I have been struggling in various areas of my life, and I have from time to time questioned if I could actually make it. Will things get better, or will I have to continue down this hard path.
And then I question my life up to this point. Have I done what I could have? I wonder if I could have done things better, if I could have made a few decisions different.
If I were given the choice to relive it, could I do things differently? Perhaps. But mostly no, because I have learned so much and have grown in so many ways. And I don't know how things would have turned out had I made those choices differently. It may have led to better things, it may have led to destruction.
And so when I think of it, I know I am happy with how things have turned out. I have a great family, and awesome friends. I have a great life and have been able to develop my talents and abilities in so many ways, and in so many ways that really matter. I know what it's like to really care about someone else. There are those who don't. I know what it's like to improve myself when no one else is pushing me. There are others who don't know how to do that.
I have so much to be grateful for.
While looking for a picture for this post, I saw many pictures of my friends where I use to live. As I remembered all the great times we had, all the fun hikes and things we did, it made me really happy that I got to know them. Understand them for who they were. And I miss them.
And that is the key for me. Yes, I have never been "all that I could be", but who has? We all fall short of where we want to be. What we want to do
What matters is that we keep on striving. We live the the best of our ability, share our lives with those we love, and, as far as we are able, we live our dreams so we have no regrets. Never give up, and never give in.
It's never too late to be what you might have been. -George Eliot
So I will press on. I hope you will to.