Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded.
I try not to think about the past too often because typically it brings up a long list of things I never wanted to think about again. There are few things in my past that I am more proud of than my children. As I sit staring at the photos of them I have on my cubical wall I glow, some may even call it beaming.
There was a time that I made the decision to be a different type of person, one I hoped my daughter would be proud of one day. Many people have “mistaken” my daughter (who is 16) for my sister, and very few have stopped to ask my age when I politely correct them. I was a very young lady when I became a mom and there has never been a time when I regretted that. Even at 18 years old I knew that me and this kid were meant to take on the world together, alone. As most teenage romances do my relationship with her “biodonor” as she calls him ended abruptly and with good reason. Just yesterday I thanked my lucky stars for the opportunity to become the person I never would have been if I had tried to “fix” that relationship.
The thought of a life different then what I have now is almost painful.
I never would have met my husband.
I never would have met one of my best friends in the world.
I never would have met my son.
There are so many things that I am learning to love about my life that I can't imagine would have happened if I had not made the decisions I did in the past. You would have to see the way my daughter and her brother act after a week apart to know why I'm so sure I'vemade the right decisions. I am so certain that I'm where I need to be that the thought of anything else turns my stomach.
Call it denial, call it arrogance, call it what you want, but I am convinced that I have made the decisions correctly and I don't think that the grass would have been greener on the other side of the fence. The road less traveled is typically less traveled for a reason 🙂