Age constitute a series of chapters filed with people, places and events in one’s life with the passing of time.
As one gets older there is a tendency to bring into focus the “memories” of those events. For a moment separate the memories of those events from a specific decision that you made (or someone made for you) that led you to where you are today….that decision probably created the majority of those memories good or bad.
With that said…I thought that I would back track and try to identify the major “fork in the road” that has led me to the present.
I now live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metro-Plex area of Texas…and have for the majority of my life (at my age it is safe to say the majority). After college I was given a job opportunity that provided me a choice to move to one of several different cities in Texas…San Antonio, Houston and Ft. Worth. I chose Ft. Worth because I had a brother that lived there at the time. Even though my brother and I had no direct conversation that influenced me to move to the area…the fact is “just because he lived there”…I made a quick decision at that time that has since fill the majority of my life…(he moved out of State less than a year of me moving here).
I could have just as easily chosen Austin, San Antonio, or Houston….but I didn’t. That one decision led me to all the people and events that have filled my life since. Any other decision that I would have made at that time would have led me to a life filled with different people and events. To me its mind boggling to think for example…if I had moved to Austin at that time in my life…Where would I be today? That one choice…that one turn in the road…has filled the majority of my life and has influenced who I am today.
Take a moment and reflect on a decision that you made…or didn’t make…that brought you to where you are today. I not talking about the events that may have influenced the changes in your life…but the one major decision that you made that led you to the surroundings of where you are today.
Someone once said, life is what happens as you are making plans…our every day life becomes a bumper car ride with people and events being the rails that keep us on that continuing path.
If you under 30 years of age…there is a possibility that you haven’t encountered that major “fork in the road”…only detours…and only time will tell.
If you have reached an age where there is more time behind you than in front of you…then I challenge you to isolate the ‘fork in the road” …and then wonder…what if?
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