Today I came across an old friend of mine - Old friend as in someone I knew in school and all the way through the period of my life where I had a choice about what and where I wanted to go with my career.
I am a very hands on person and tend to buck the system as much as I can get away with so coming across this person today made me think of the “Road Less Travelled” as we both went in totally different direction with our choices, although we initial started out together on the same course.
After the normal hugs and kisses we spend a little while catching up on the decade or so that we have both spend carving out our own “little niche in society”…
He’s doing great and still seem to be the same fun loving guy I knew all those years ago, only now he has a family and a ton of responsibilities.
As with these renewal of acquaintances, certain question naturally pops up
Do I regret the path I took with my life? - No
Do I wish it was a bit easier getting to where I am today? – Certainly
Am I proud of my own “ little niche that I have carved out in society” ? – Most definately
Because “I” did it,
love, kids, financial irresponsibility and responsibilities, mistakes, tears, headache and all of those things made me who I am today and I am damn proud of that
IN A WORD TODAY - Count your blessings (even when they don't feel like blessings)