Tuesday, October 25, 2011

road block or detour?

i think i finally had a much needed epiphany just now: rejection is the universe's way of telling you that you are headed in the wrong direction. i have known this all along really, but sometimes we all make the mistake of getting stuck staring at the road block and don't realize that it's really a detour sign. obviously continuing down your original path will take you in the wrong direction and will probably just end up being a bumpy road, leaving you riddled with bruises. the great thing about taking the detour is that you will experience something new-- a path you may have never taken before. we all get in the habit of taking the path that seems familiar to us because we fear change and are often stubborn. sometimes, the universe has to step in and force you to go another way, perhaps down a road that is less familiar because we would not have otherwise done so ourselves. it's easy to fear the unknown, but life is supposed to be full of fun, adventure, and growth right? none of these things can be experienced when one is complacent. in the same way that i learned a couple years ago not to take the speed train to my destination so that i can enjoy and experience life more wholly on the scenic route, i now realize that sometimes the detours in life are not-so-subtle signs that point me in the direction i really should be headed. 

i am going to acknowledge this and not stand looking futilely at any more roadblocks. i will take the challenge to find a different, better route that will take me where i should be going. someone once said: if you don't like something, change it. if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. none of this is new information to me, but it seems that my perspective has been all wrong lately. i'm actually really grateful for all of life's challenges because they have made me the strong person i am today and have forced me to be creative, resilient, and to not become complacent. *sigh* changing your perspective really does change your life...

also, leave it up to me to come up with a metaphor like this. hahaha. if there is one thing i'm good at, it's silly metaphors about life. hahaha.