Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Path

Today I have Angie @ Seven Clown Circus— who will lead us down her chosen path:

I've always been fascinated with paths. Paths that are taken, paths that are not; reasons for choosing one path and not the other. Pondering both diverging and intersecting paths is something I spend probably too much time thinking about, but think about them, I do.

This is one of my favorite photos because it clearly illustrates the path that I've chosen to take in my life. I never thought that I'd have 5 children. I always expected a much more {Angie} centered existence. I never came close to comprehending how much joy my family would bring me. When I embarked on the path that included marriage to a wonderful man and the ensuing birth of my children, I hadn't a clue as to the way that path would change and mold me.

Sometimes I think of the ways my life would be different if I had continued on in school to get the PhD I desired. I think of the ways that path would be different from the one I'm on now, and I shake my head.

I really believe that I could have had that PhD, yet I chose something different, and I couldn't be happier with my decision.

I may not be an expert on one particular subject with a piece of paper certifying my knowledge, but I am an expert on things that can't be measured or documented with a test.

Walking {and sometimes stumbling} on the path I've chosen is the best choice I could have made.

Thank goodness I made it.

Angie Lee
Seven Clown Circus


The Drama Mama said...

It is a good path you've chosen. I'm glad I chose the one I did too. What a beautifully written reflection.

XmasDolly said...

Thanks for sharing what comes from the heart. I can only say "Amen". To me it's almost like you're saying a thank you prayer! The pic is wonderful, and I can almost see your face glowing! Such happiness. I'm glad for you on choosing the path that needed you the most.

Cajoh said...

So often we wonder just what would happen if… then I look over the path I have trod and wonder if I would have the things I have now. So glad that you are on a path you enjoy.

Thank you again Angie for sharing,

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