Saturday, 20 May 2017

Just around the corner - there's a fork in the road.

"…..sometimes, when you take a great risk, life rewards you ten-fold" Heather Robinson

Champagne-Ardenne, France

Have you ever been at a fork in the road on life's journey and not known which path to take? One seems comfortable or familiar, the other foreign - perhaps challenging or fraught with difficulties; real or perceived. Which path do you tend to take? Which path is the better option? Dale Carnegie would emphatically state that "it's the road less travelled". But maybe the answer is "it depends": it depends on your "age or stage" in life, especially when  health issues are involved. 

Despite the path chosen, there should be no regrets. Continue to dream big, ask the seemingly unanswerable questions, add to your bucket list, and review the course you've taken. There is no escaping the fact that life is risky and will present us all with challenges. It is the degree of these challenges and risks and how we respond to them that sets us apart. 
As for me, I'm standing at the fork in my road..................procrastinating!

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18 comments:

Marie-Thérèse Norris said...

How interesting, ma chère, I think of you as going full speed ahead on whatever path you have chosen. You know what the French say...."foncez" and then don't look back.

I'm still wondering what I want to be when I grow up, but am enjoying the journey. Maybe I'll figure it out when I hit my seventies. I still have a few years left before then.

Bisous, M-T

kwarkito said...

Quel magnifique blog que le votre et si émouvant, du moins de ce que j'en ai lu....

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I think at different times in our life we come to forks in the road and there is nothing wrong with standing at the fork and pondering the possibilities.

Jeanie said...

I do hate making hard choices -- especially when there are two good options. I've made more pro and con lists in my life than I can count. But the good thing about that is if both are good, then can you lose?

The photo is beautiful!

Jeanie said...

PS -- Thanks for your Marm. Gypsy visits and comments! I wish you could join me at Southern Exposure. And I'm glad you found the family blog -- most people don't (and most don't really care!). But it is quite amazing the things you can learn with programs like My Heritage or Ancestry. With a minimum of information when I started -- mostly birth dates, death dates and birth places -- I've been able to trace back to the 1500s and find relatives from my grandfather's side of the family which has always been a great mystery. It's very difficult when your family history has been lost but it is possible to discover more than you imagined. Takes time (always at a premium) but it can be very addicting!

NatureFootstep said...

a beautiful avenue for walking slowly :)

anemonen said...

I really do love this photo.That must be rather old trees.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Good luck with your decision! Bon courage.
Mary Ann

riitta k said...

That is a beautiful rural road - great photo.

Catherine Berry (But you are in France, Madame) said...

I've been known to quote the "road less travelled" in the past, but now I'm questioning. I don't think that it need be so, both (all) are bound to be just as fulfilling. Bonne chance...

AJEYA RAO said...

Your post reminded me of the poem by Robert Frost - The road less taken. I have been on such crossroads many a times. I always take one road and then forget that I had the options. Going back or repenting is never an option.

Alexa T said...

Such a touching and emotional essay about the path chosen in life. Love the way, you have said: "Which path is the better option? Dale Carnegie would emphatically state that "it's the road less travelled". But maybe the answer is "it depends": it depends on your "age or stage" in life, especially when health issues are involved.

Despite the path chosen, there should be no regrets. Continue to dream big, ask the seemingly unanswerable questions, add to your bucket list, and review the course you've taken. There is no escaping the fact that life is risky and will present us all with challenges. It is the degree of these challenges and risks and how we respond to them that sets us apart."
Also, in literature, in poetry there are the very known lyrics of Robert Frost on the same theme: "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."
It's wonderful to discover your blog; many thanks for your visit and I'll come back to read more positive and inspirational words, as these above.
Have a sunny Sunday and a great new week ahead!

Jenny Woolf said...

I think you have to follow your heart - the problem is when your heart tells you two different things. I hope you make the right decision.

Dragonstar said...

Lovely scene. I really like the texture of the tree trunk ar the front right.
Good luch with your decision.

Loree said...

Your words resonate with me. I too seek change but, right now, I cannot see the fork in the road. I hope I come across it soon.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Procrastination is my middle name. I hate making decisions because I weigh everything too many times. Once the decision is made, I feel so much relief. Hope your decision gets worked out soon. It's hell in the waiting and wondering.

bettyl-NZ said...

Sometimes, it's hard to choose, but the decisions we make in life make us what we are. Lovely monochrome photo!

Kelly said...

I can understand your reason for procrastinating at the fork in the road. Change can be scary. There are no guarantees that it will be the best path. Good luck to you whichever path you choose!