Monday, October 10, 2005

What If?

Life could have been so very different. I haven't even reached the quarter-century mark and I've already found myself wondering in spare moments or during random remembrances, what if? I've heard that hind sight is always 20/20. While I'm not sure that it's that perfect, I can recall strategic points in the past that have been marked by drastic decisions. The ironic thing is, most of them didn't seem so drastic at the time. It's kind of funny how the poured over and the wrestled with seem to fade with time while the day-to-day and the simplistic tend to make the most profound change.

There have been very few times in my life that I've recognized a mile marker as a mile marker when it was planted. Most of the time it was more like little yard-sale signs along back roads that gave direction as opposed to towering bill-boards aside major highways. I didn't know what I was doing then, but looking back I can see at what point I decided to take the road less traveled. And boy, has it made all the difference.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Here, here!