Life’s road isn’t always paved and smooth. It’s not even always straight or a single road. In his poem THE ROAD NOT TAKEN, Robert Frost wrote, in part:
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.
Sometimes the road itself is the adventure. The twists and turns of life we take and continue on. Once in a while those twists will turn into another road, one we take without even thinking about it.
When my husband died, we were going down the path of life. Facing the little challenges and bumps in the road as they came. However, his death was a twist I wasn’t expecting, and suddenly I found myself on another road entirely.
One that limited my exposure, and involvement in the activities we’d shared. So far this new road has led me into speaking in public, and deeper into the quilting and writing world. Where else it will lead I have no idea. But, I’ll continue the journey and exploring new adventures.
What about you? What kind of adventures has life put in your path?
What is adventurous to you?
What was your last adventure or challenge?