Sharing a photo taken last year after a few inches of snowfall. This road is near my home. I thought is was a lovely drive as there were no other cars or people on the road. I could see marks where there had been others at one point.
I enjoy being in a place where others have not been. Taking my own path, making my own decisions. Not living alone and desolate as it may sound. But I am my own person. I have learned, and am still learning the importance of being true to yourself. And it doesn’t matter what others think of you and your beliefs. Because they are yours, a part of you.
We must all be very cautious and careful and not allow others to think for you. It can happen before you realize if you do not keep an open mind. Stay true to yourself.
Do you often take a different path than others?
Does it matter the opinions of others in your decisions in life?
Very fine sentiments, Carol. I agree with them, though I don’t always succeed in sticking with them 🙂
Thank you Norman, good to see you. I have always chosen to be different for various reasons. It was part of my survival after losing my Mom at only 14. A long story.
Big brotherly hugs to you, Carol.
Right backatcha my friend. 🙂
I try to present a positive view of life in my fan fictions with a touch of comedy. The catch is that I continue to do stories based on my admiration of super hero cartoons from the 1960s.
Humor makes everything tolerable and easier to get through in life. I think it’s great that you have heroes, that is you being you! My point exactly.
Thank you for your kind comments.
I take the path that seems to hold the most promising destination, but that generally happens to be the one less traveled. I don’t do that on purpose, though…
You make an excellent point Alex. Mine is a long story, but it started after losing my Mom at an early age. I was confused and stayed in the background, observing, and continued this behavior for a few years, then finally made up my mind I wanted to do things my way and be who I am, not like others. I suppose I saw too much and I knew that is not what I wanted. If that makes any sense.
Makes perfect sense; the outside offers a good perspective
Glad I was able to explain as briefly as I could and you understood.
Completely. And you can learn from the mistakes of others that way…
I was very burdened with what other people would say. Now I realized that this is not good for me, so I began to think with my head. I can say that my life is much easier now.
Same here my friend. My feelings were hurt very easily in my younger years. But in time I have learned how to protect myself without being selfish. Struggles and hardships in life teach us lessons if we pay attention.
Top form, yet again my friend. I am pretty much the same, whether it be it good or bad, it’s my life after all. Great share Carol.
Thank you Andre, always good to see you.
Nice photo and thought-provoking blog.
Thank you Maggie for stopping by.
I have my own way, and I do not think about other opinions … maybe if something is smart, I can not help
A good way to be my friend. Be yourself.
thanks for the compliment dear friend
As always you are very welcome.
It’s never easy to balance expectations and your wants/needs …
But I do, try to walk paths others don’t
I am beyond expectations in my life, except those I have of myself.
That’s good to know. Carol, you’re a warrior to have been able to push all outside expectations away.
I’m happy for you and envious at the same time. 🙂
It has been a very long process and many hurdles to get here.
Yes, I try to do what I can for others, but sometimes when others try to rule me, I go my own way. Being the youngest of my family, every single one including my parents even as an adult wanted to rule my life.
I found out, that while it is certainly true that no man can serve money and God. It is virtually impossible to serve 5 members of my own family all the time and I could never do anything right in their eyes.
So I do what is in my heart, Love the Good Lord above, Love people and animals and nature, do my best to do what is right and take each day as it comes..
Same situation here. Now it is only me left in the family. I have always been different and unique and I am at peace with that.
Good for you Pam.
Yes, now I have seen that I am naturally different from many, I have also learned to accept that and be at peace with that.
Same here Pam. Uniqueness is ray and I also embrace it.
Beautiful photo and very meaningful post! I think that getting as much information as possible before taking a decision is important, even if it means hearing other people’s opinions.
Thanks Ellie, Yes gathering as much info as possible is the best solution.
I care what my family thinks, but overall I will make the best decision for me, and feel good about it.
I’m not saying don’t care what others think, just be your own self.
I am not great at marching to the beat of my own drum. It always seems like a goal, and often what I feel must get done, steps in the way of what I want done. It’s a balancing act for sure.
Life is a balancing act but I have learned to be true to myself.