Monday, January 3, 2011

At a crossroads

Imagine being at a crossroads. You’re in the middle, able to go in any direction you choose.
Which road do you take?
It’s difficult deciding what path to travel when you don’t know where each road leads. And yet there’s something wild and romantic and adventurous about going down a road you know nothing about.
Will there be obstacles?
Most certainly.
Will I fall and get hurt?
Will the end be worth the journey?
It almost always is.
If you are standing at a crossroads and trying to decide which road to take, I hope you choose a path that leads to adventure and discovery and personal and professional growth. I think that we grow from the challenges and difficulties we face. That doesn’t mean I like facing them. It means that I do the best I can with what I have. Sometimes, it’s enough; sometimes, it’s not. But all I can do is try. That’s all you can do, too.
A new year has begun. Who knows what it will bring.
I hope so.
That would be great.
But no matter what lies ahead, I hope that you stay true to yourself, believe in yourself and live.
Really, really live.
Life is far too short to crowd it with regrets. It’s far too short to crowd it with I-wish-I-would-haves. Some of the happiest people in the world are those who take the path they are least sure of and discover that it’s not always the destiny that counts, but the journey there.


  1. Great post Buffy. And it's so true for both the happy and difficult paths we must face. Thanks for putting it all in such a positive perspective.

  2. Amen to all of the above Buffy!! I will choose the path of adventure this year and I am already excited about it! I hope our paths will cross more than once :)

  3. Beautiful post! And here we are...on this journey.


  4. Lovely post, Buffy! I know my road in 2011 will be better than the one I took in 2010. How do I know you may be asking yourself...On January 1st in 2010 I did not eat Black-eyed peas and know I know that old wives tale is real...Can you guess what we ate on January 1st and 2nd (just for good measure)?

  5. A special thank you to each of you who continue to visit this blog and comment daily. I appreciate you more than you know. Blessings, Buffy