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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Life Changing Decisions

Let me say first that again on the way to work, the sky was incredible. I think sunrise and sunset are my favorite times of the day. I love the way the sky changes color. When at the beach, the one thing I like more than the waves hitting the beach are the sunrise and sunset. Sometimes, I just pull over in my car and watch the sky change. I had a friend once and her life was in such turmoil that she felt the only way out was to end her life and that's what she did. It was tragic, and I miss her to this day. But the thing that struck me most about the tradgedy was when a co-worker said he was driving through the mountains and saw a spectacular sunset and thought that our friend who took her life would never see a beautiful sunset again. He was angry with her for taking her life. He was sad that she would never see the beautiful things in life again. Klever Kitty and I talked about changes and choices in life today. Those small decisions that change our lives forever. And the big decisions. Who knows at eighteen what one wants to do with their lives? And yet we make some choices at that young age that can impact us forever. I am soon, well, maybe not too soon, going to embark on a new journey...one that I look forward to with some trepidation, but also with excitement. After all, it is not the destination, it is the journey that makes life interesting and exciting. In ending, Michele has a new blog that is fun, visit her at www.themarblejar.blogspot.com. Have a great evening, and enjoy the journey!

11 comments:

Ben said...

Went to college for four years, had no idea of why so I went onto grad school, still had no idea why, so I took a construction job for the summer and have been at it ever since. Never regretted it, and you are right mia, it is the journey. Thanks for the link to Michele's, funny story.

Cathy said...

I always wanted to be a writer, but I chose to get married and have kids and we both decided that I would remain home with the kids until they started school. I am back in school part time now, on my journey to become a writer. Good luck on your new journey, Mia. Keep us posted.

tigger said...

I am sorry about your friend, Mia. When things look so desperate, I guess someone can lose site of the fact that this, too shall pass. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up and I am 43. I admire people who have the courage to follow their dream, and if it doesn't work, to try something differned. Problem is, I'm not sure what my dream is!

SassySam said...

It's so sad when someone you care about takes their own life. I have always wanted to own a boutique, but didn't even know how to begin. So, I'll stick with my "safe" job which provides a paycheck and benefits! Good luck on your journey, Mia.

SocialWorker2 said...

I am doing what I set out to do, be a social worker, but it does get difficult sometimes, as does every job I suppose. I am going back to school now to try to diversify and move gradually to a different field. I agree with the sunsets and sunrises, the sky is never so beautiful as it is at that time of the day!

Jessica said...

It is freezing here and I want to see sunshine! I know it is winter, but if it isn't snowing then I want sunshine.

Michele said...

Mia,
Despite the pounding hangovers and the sleep deprivation on senior trip, I always woke up to see the sunrise. I watched for about half an hour and then went back to bed like any reasonable person would... but I made it up every morning to see the sun rise.

Now that I'm older and vacation is more about family than hangovers (usually only one per trip now), my favorite thing to do is to run down the beach on the fresh hard sand, while the sun rises. My nephews think I'm crazy and my sister's convinced I'll be mugged, but I love doing it anyway.

What's this new journey??? Do I need to worry about it?

Jen said...

We went to Cancun on our vacation one year and the beaches, the water and the sunrises were the best I have ever seen. We spent all day on the beach. I love the water and the sun.

P Ditty Kitty said...

So, it's all about the journey, huh? Explains why when everyone else is going right, I'm going left. And getting lost. Still waiting, to hear back from the museum on whether they will let me tickle the ivories of their 1906 Steinway baby grande so that Mia can take one of her portraits. They say they "will call". Hmmmmm. But it's all in the journey. My new mantra.

Wacky Mommy said...

I am all for new journeys. Sorry I haven't been by in awhile, so busy!!!! Happy holidays, to Mia and her family and all of Mia's readers.

ginger said...

I took a court reporting class with a high school friend of mine and she dropped out so I did too.
That is a regret of mine because I really liked it but being young, I just followed my friend and wondered to this day if I could have been in the courtroom with good old OJ. I'm sure I missed out on a lot of interesting stuff.