owning this journey

This has been my week of writing and thinking about our life journeys, the path we take. On Monday I wrote about mourning the path not taken, and yesterday I guest posted at Hilary’s blog about owning our own path and escaping that constant comparison with those around us. Tomorrow you should come back here because I’m writing a letter to my teenage self, prompted by Emily Freeman. And it’s about figuring out that path too.

Hilary has this quote in the sidebar of her blog and I noticed it there today and it seems to fit so well with what I’ve been pondering this week, so I though I’d share it with you today. Here’s to figuring out which path to take, and then owning that journey, embracing each stumbling or skipping step.

“I’ll never know and neither will you of the life you don’t choose. We’ll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn’t carry us. There’s nothing to do but salute it from the shore.” – Cheryl Strayed, as Dear Sugar