Fearing the Crossroads of Life

We have a beautiful RV that will allow us to travel and see this awesome country.  An opportunity to find that one place where we feel most at home and want to settle for the rest of our lives.  I can tell you this for sure, we don’t want to live where we are now for the rest of our lives.

Then there is the homestead.  That part of me that aches to live in the country with my chickens, ducks, guinea fowl and goats.  I must not forget my family and dogs as well 🙂

We are at a crossroads.  That moment in life where we are truly able to choose our path.  I suppose one could argue that based on that definition, we are always at a crossroads in our life.  I’m not sure I would disagree with that.  We always have the option of choosing our path and we chose the path we are on now.

On the surface, it may appear that we have turned down the wrong road, but I don’t necessarily believe there is a wrong road.  Any direction we turn allows us the opportunity to live, to experience and to learn.  Maybe it’s a road that didn’t take us to our intended destination. Maybe it’s a road we took, not knowing exactly where we wanted to go.  Still, every road leads somewhere and we just need to be open to the possibilities.  We need to be willing to accept the challenges along the way and live life to the fullest while hoping we’ve made the right choice.

Therein lies the problem.  I have not been willing to live life to the fullest.  I’m willing to look at all the reasons I can’t move from Point A to Point B or Point B to Point C.  I’m willing to stay put to avoid the possibility that the end of the road may not be pretty enough or desirable enough.  I’m willing to stay in a place I don’t want to be simply because I fear the crossroads.

The question is, how do I quit fearing the crossroads of life?  How do I leave the familiar and choose a path that has the potential of taking me on the most wonderful adventure of my life?

I admire those who are able to as Nike says, “Just Do It”!  Not that there isn’t fear in “Just Do It”, but they don’t allow fear to be in control.  That’s the attitude I must strive to achieve because life is really too short to not, “Just Do It”!  Life is too short to be fearful of the what ifs.  It’s too short to be fearful of the crossroads of life.

 

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