one choice

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
Robert Frost

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.


  1. The ultimate question…what if. It reminds me of the movie “Family Man” with Nicholas Cage. Great movie that makes you really think. What if. It sounds like you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you are where God wants you for this season of your life. That is a nice place to be!

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