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.
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?