Have you ever come to a “fork in the road” situation in your life? The moment when you are forced to decide which road to take and which opportunities and consequences each will hold. Some might find this decision an easy one while others have a hard time deciding what will be the best option. I am the latter and have been through many trials in my life that started with just a simple fork in the road and one “simple” decision.
You know how it goes…Do I go left or right? This past year has led me to more forks in the road than my entire life. It wasn’t the point of how many trials I was forced to face but how I handled them and which fork I chose to go down. After always overthinking everything in my life, I finally decided it’s time for me to do what is best for me and what I have always wanted and dreamed of doing instead of worrying about what everyone else would think or if I would get the best outcome out of this “fork”.
I gave up the relationship that I was always fighting for. I gave up the job that I was always dreading going into every day. I gave up the place I lived that I knew as home for the past three years. I gave up the negative attitude and wondering why bad things always happened to me. I gave up all of these things because I finally came to realize that I need to be better for myself and for my dreams if I ever wanted them to come true. I needed to clear out all of the negative and bad things in my life if I wanted to get to where I always wanted in my life. I couldn’t always count on things working out in the best way possible if I was allowing myself to be subpar and let others dictate my happiness. Doing this didn’t come without great fear and a huge amount of doubt in myself and the decisions I was making. But I knew if I wanted to reach my maximum potential not only for myself but for everyone around me, this needed to be done.
So for all of you who are at a “fork in the road” or are unsure if you are going to reach your goals and dreams…let go and believe you can do anything you set your mind to! Let go of all the negative and bad people in your life that haven’t believed in you and haven’t pushed you to be the best version of yourself! I know it can be the most difficult thing losing your comfort zone and everything you know as normal but you need to believe in yourself and focus on what’s best for you. Believe that you will become the person you always wanted to be and your dreams will become reality.
Don’t be afraid to take the road less traveled. I was always scared to do something others thought would be wrong or wouldn’t be what was best for me. It was when I decided to finally take the road less traveled that my life started to change for the better and my outlook turned to the positive view. Like Robert Frost said, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference”. Doing what I thought was best for me and not worrying about what others opinions were about me has set me free, to be able to reach for my dreams and goals that I have always day dreamed about.
Be different. Be the person you always wanted yourself to be and reach for the dreams you always day dreamed about. Forget all the negativity and let go of the people who don’t push you to be your best. Your circle may become smaller but it doesn’t matter how many people are around you but how many people support you and your dreams. Be the best version of you possible because that is who God created you to be.