Looking back, I remember being asked the question of "where do you see yourself 10 years from now?" Usually we all have some generic answer and I am sure most never turn out the way you think. Living in the moment is the easiest and most comfortable thing we can do. The situations you encounter may be entirely unexpected. For me, even these past two months of my life seem like a fiction novel. Everyone's reality is different and it makes me wonder why we always want to define situations as we go. I keep trying to stop myself from searching for labels and meaning. Usually you don't know the meaning of a current situation until you look back weeks, months or even years later.

The world works in mysterious ways. More often than not, people, ideas, events fall into our laps. Being open-minded will help you uncover these gifts. What's hard is when there is a decision involved. Perhaps two gifts happen at once. How do you make the decision? Sometimes there is no right or wrong answer. It is usually like picking from a different set of directions; which journey sounds most appealing. For those of us who are fortunate to have options, we should be more appreciative. While it isn't easy to choose, it is still a gift to encounter such a challenge. 

I will always choose the road less traveled. I like a challenge and I like to be pushed outside of my comfort zone. Ultimately, the new and risky opportunities are those with the most rewards. They allow for the exciting chapter(s) in your growing story. XO