Life and stuff

What would you do if a new path presented itself; a path you didn’t even realise existed?

Would you venture off the reservation?

Consider this: maybe you were on the wrong path all along?

How can you ever know if you’re heading in the right direction?

Do you believe in fate, destiny, circumstance or dumb luck?

How do you navigate your life? Have you ever taken the road less travelled? I would love to hear about how that worked out for you …

The Road Not Taken

-Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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3 Responses to “Life and stuff”
  1. Rachel says:

    I believe that if an opportunity presents itself then i should take it, no matter how scary, strange or unlikely it may be because I don’t want to ever regret NOT doing something. It’s one thing to try something and fail, but at least I know I gave it a shot and I won’t regret not giving it a go.

  2. John says:

    I love poems, if only I read more, worked less, etc. Ah! A life of books would be worthy.

    To answer the question, I think you do know if you’re on the wrong path. You just rationalise it, you look away from the problems, you find distractions. Sometimes you don’t realise, sometimes you do, but have internalised it.

    Some people are able to switch paths, others not for various reasons.

    I wonder just how many people have consciously or unconsciously settled.

    Final thought; no path is perfect.

  3. Emma Lovell says:

    You know me, I’m always going for the fresh un trodden path.

    Why walk where others have gone before, there’s nothing exciting or challenging about that?

    It’s much harder to stop what you are doing, to take on something new and to go on a new path, then it is to stay in the known, the status quo, the norm.

    Embrace the unknown 😉

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