my 3-yr anniversary of employment at Westside is coming up in 54 days. i’ve been thinking a lot lately about what my life would be like if (instead of beginning work here) i chose to continue on to a university? to study business like my mom wanted me to and had always planned. theoretically i would be a senior in college, probably in a sorority, about to graduate next semester and soon be tossed into the life of a working-woman. so basically my life would be nothing like it is presently. in reality, i am working in my dream job with people i love, have life-long friends, have grown in SO much in areas i never would have imagined. so this post has nothing to do with regrets but how crazy is it that just ONE choice can completely change one’s course in life?
take a step back and with fresh eyes, observe the life you’ve lived so far. just some questions between friends.
- what does the road look like?
- how would your life be different if you took a different road? better… worse?
- how do you know for sure?
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, 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.