Day 24: We Dared

We dared:

To take back control of our emotions after our home had been invaded.

We dared:

To take control of our fear.

We dared:

To step out of our comfort zone and make changes in our lives.

We dared:

To move away from family and emotional support for the safety of our children.

We dared:

To take a leap of faith; to take a chance that our choice was the right one.

We dared:

To trust one one another and to support each other.

We dared:

To make the choice that we believed was right even though others were against it.

We dared.

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© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post was written for the FMF 31 day challenge hosted by Kate Motaung. Today’s prompt is: dare)

The Chosen Path

Throughout our lives we makes choices and these choices have led us to where we are at this moment in time. Some of our choices have been easy for us; and at other times we have lost sleep over them and mulled over them for days.

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A woodland path. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was thinking yesterday of the choices I have made; and how those choices have led my onto the path I am now walking – a path I share with my husband and children. The choice of marrying and having a family is one choice I do not regret – even though it is a choice that many women may in their lifetime. I have love and companionship during this time of my life: experiences I may not have had if I had taken the decision not to embrace the chance of having my own family.

When I think of the other choices I have made in my life, though, I contemplate how different my life may have been: had I not chosen teaching as a career; had I not decided to change the country in which I live; had we not chosen to live in the city. There are times when I feel the same thought as Robert Frost did in his poem The Road Not Taken: a regret that I could not have travelled both paths. But that thought is fleeting as I know I am comfortable with the choices I have made even though at times the path has been difficult to walk.

Are you comfortable with the path you have chosen to live your life?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

(Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by The Gypsy Mama. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s prompt is: Path)