Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Not Where I Planned
In reality, I have found myself meandering down paths that I didn't even know existed. Sometimes they were paths that I probably shouldn't have taken. And sometimes they led me places that I never intended to go. I said and did things that I never would have planned. Things were said and done to me that I never would have chosen.
and yet... this is where I am. And though where I am is perhaps not where I planned to be, where I am is also a beautiful place. It has been arrived at through joy and through sorrow, through pain and through triumph. I have learned lessons that I didn't even know I needed to learn. And sometimes the only story I had to tell, at the end of the path, was that I survived. There were no pretty lessons all tied up in bows and easy morals, but just that I survived.
This isn't the story I would have written. But, it is the story I am living. Perhaps that story is far more important than anything else I could have done.