Choosing a Direction

Choosing a Direction

I seem to have found myself at a bit of a crossroads in life. This happens every now and again and each time I hesitate before taking the route I believe is best only this time it feels more like a magic roundabout. No I’m not talking about the old kids TV show but this…

Swindon’s “iconic” roundabout

I’m not trying to complain. I actually feel pretty lucky that I have an abundance of opportunities to choose from, it’s choosing the ‘right’ one that is the hard bit. No wonder I haven’t just hesitated but positively stalled narrowly avoiding a full on breakdown complete with roadside rescue service. There are many people that do not have these kind of choices, some through no fault of their own, and their life is mapped out with no real room for an adventure. I on the other hand, believe that life is a journey full of adventure.

What if I take the wrong road?

Well then I will have an unexpected adventure, learn lessons that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise and most likely see things in life unique to this road. Not to mention there is always the option to go right round the roundabout until you find the road you were looking for or turn onto another route.

The thing that I have come to realise over the last year or so is that your journey through life is dynamic. It is not set in stone and you can change it if you want. You just have to be brave enough to. Gone are the days where you leave school, start a job and that is your career. While plenty of people still choose that route plenty more choose meander, taking the side streets, exploring the world and themselves, not satisfied with staying in the same place. Whether that is in terms of jobs, relationships, living or travel.

I used to be terrified of the huge choices that were coming at the end of my PhD. I was so scared that I was going to sell out and end up in job I hate, bored. Then I realised that it is my life and I have the choice to not end up like that and yes I still don’t really know what I want to do with my life and I am still a little scared. However, I know that I have the choice and the opportunities to do something about it.


Until next time keep adventuring!

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The choice is always ours

4 thoughts on “Choosing a Direction

  1. Well said! Reminds me of Tolkein’s words, “Not all who wander are lost.” (And thanks for providing the link to my blob, “The choice is always ours.”)

  2. I absolutely recognize this feeling! I’m graduating this year as a clinical psychologist and I have some big decisions ahead of me too. Do I stay in my city/country or not? Do I register for an extra year of education? How do I combine my two passions of traveling and psychology? Am I settling (down)? I want to choose the right direction but sometimes, the fear is a lot!
    I’m sure we’ll end up fine (and better) in the end!
    Good luck with your journey!
    Feel free to check out my blog! I just started :3

    1. Thanks for commenting! It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one having these thoughts but yes I’m sure it will all work itself out in the end. congrats on graduating and good luck with whatever path you choose!

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