During my transformational journey, a key observation I have made, is that, in life, on many occasions, the road I'm traveling on could be closed. Whether I have traveled some distance to find it closed ahead, or to just get going to immediately see the sign that says...ROAD CLOSED. Regardless, the inconvenience of it all can cause great disappointment, and leaving me to wonder - Must I take a detour around the closure, or, do I face the fact, that the place I was headed, is not open to me?
I have discovered, that road closures can represent two separate ideas, and it is up to the individual to determine what course of action to take:
- First, realizing when a path taken just isn't meant to be, or
- Two, that getting to that destination is not going to be easy.
Often times, when the path is not meant to be, there is still the knowing that regardless of its closure, there are plenty of other options available. It's a matter of switching gears and heading in a completely different direction. It takes maturity to embrace the fact that that particular road just isn't an option. And if it is not, there is the hope that something even greater is waiting beyond the horizon. I may not see it yet, but I just know there is something greater waiting for me. Then, on the other hand, the road closure may come with many detours that make getting to the destination longer and more arduous. But never fear, for I know that if I simply adapt patience and follow the detour signs, I am sure to reach my destination.
Dress: ASOS via eBay
Booties: Nine West via eBay (available on Amazon)
Scarf: Anthropologie (many seasons ago)
Wallet by Bosca
So today, I present myself dressed in an outfit that makes it easy to take that drive of uncertainty. Dressed for what I hope for, but prepared to make adjustments. If the journey gets too tough, I am prepared to free myself from unnecessary restraints that bind me. The colorful, patterned dress represents the many options available in life. The scarf represents being an important part of the plan, or it can be viewed as restraining; a wallet that houses money and my identification; and the booties represent my stylish form of transportation. The road ahead may be more difficult, it may be easy, or it may be closed. But regardless...
No. 1 in this series is called Confident. Click CONFIDENT to begin the journey.
No. 2 in this series is called Dark Liquid. Click DARK LIQUID to continue the journey.
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