As we travel down life's path we come to choices that shape our destiny.
Here I am at another fork in the trail of life. Ahead of me to the right lies a well maintained path. It is orderly and predictable with maturity and structure. Well signed and well know; it is safe with little risk of getting lost. The probability of successfully navigating this path is most assured.
BUT, to the left lies a different path. It is wild, unkept, and mysterious. It is almost childlike and reckless in it's sense of adventure. Overgrown, with rocks, roots, mud, and unknown obstacles it's final destination is unclear. There is a good chance of getting lost, backtracking, and wandering aimlessly.
Do you take the safe, mature, and sensible route or the reckless route of unknown adventure despite the possible consequences?
On one path you know where you will be in the future. To the other.... it is unknown and there may be very difficult hurtles that will affect where you end up in the end of your days.
Today I stand at such a cross-roads and contemplate which path to take. Should I take the mature safe choice and march forward on a well defined successful path - as in GET A JOB and save for retirement stupid!
Or the impulsive childish adventure path with an uncertain future to retirement. As in...... following the dream and head out on the Continental Divide Trail to complete the triple-crown.
Which path do I choice?
The month of April will surely tell.
Here's hoping I don't take the wrong fork and end up in the toilet. :)
PapaSmurf is heading for the CDT!