Ralph Waldo Emerson
How often in life do we follow the path that is set out for us by other people?
Where have those paths led us?
Did they make us happy?
Did they allow us to follow our own dreams.?
Late in life I have come to realize that we each must follow the path that will maybe not take us where we imagine we want to go, but that will take us in new and unexpected directions.
This past year I have found myself taking on new and unexpected things, and although some of those things have not been easy, they have allowed me to meet interesting new people and to stretch myself in new ways.
I have also finally come to accept that it is not my job to please everyone and that no matter what I do there will always be people who don't like or agree with me.
The most important thing in choosing a path is to like yourself and to be proud of what you are doing.
I am proud of the advocate and activist I have become. The path isn't always easy, and I often have to step out of my comfort zone, but it is a good path for me.
We are never to old to start down new paths. New paths keep life fresh and interesting.
How about you? Have you started down any new paths recently?
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