“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”
― Erol Ozan
Think about or tell me–how did your day start? Once the tips of your toes peeked out from the tangled and tousled blankets, what came next?
Did you traipse down the hall to find the nearest bathroom? Steal the paper and a quiet little corner? Or did you hit the ground running while throwing coffee and bagels in your gullet as you checked e-mails and fielded last minute requests from the kids for lunch money and missing socks?
No matter what your morning looked like, it probably followed a well-trodden path/road/highway/trail and got you where you needed to be provided that speed bumps and road construction didn’t send you on a wild detour.
Now, dig a little deeper. Think over your life and remember the times you approached:
- stop signs
- one way streets
- wrong turns
- diverted pathways
- hidden treasures
How many times did you have to turn around, start over, get lost or even trespass to reach your mapped destination?
A few, right?
In case you hadn’t noticed, we are in a mecca of metaphors and that makes for a happy Mama! Highways, signs and the road not taken provide the perfect framework for this type of discussion, internal reflection and a chance to learn more about others as well as ourselves.
Her latest heartwarming post talked about the obstacles and detours she and her husband navigated in order to land where they are. As I read her story, I thought about how we all must have adventures where a decision to turn left or right, say yes or no and decide to stay or go sealed our respective fates in ways we don’t always realize until we look back and see.
“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…”
― C.S. Lewis
The goal of this series is to give a glimpse of my life without making it all about me. That’s why you are here. Please come along as I dish about growing up in hometown boondocks, where the day job takes me and the street I call home–then tell me about yours.
Sometimes we have a fancy plan and a clearly marked path with green arrows and flashing signs. Other times we stumble and accidentally arrive backwards and upside down. In either instance, the result is exactly as it’s meant to be.
Life is Highway playlist:
(Hey Diana…#4 is for you and your hubby 🙂 )
Feel free to drop me an e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org and claim a spot to enter tidbits about your travel, your home and where you grew up. With your permission, I’ll weave those into the next several Mondays or give them a feature of their own.
You can talk about the coolest place you’ve been to, ways your life’s journey didn’t go according to plan or stories about where you grew up. I’d love to hear from you!
PS: Your e-mail is confidential and will not be sold to travel agents or zombies 🙂