Crossroads In Life

"Crossroads Shack by Paul Everett"

“Crossroads Shack by Paul Everett”

Is changing your direction mid-stream a sensible thing to do? You have the facts about a subject, yet something doesn’t quite ring true. You’re passionate about what you want, but find yourself questioning the trustworthiness of the vehicle you’re driving. The wheels and tires looked fine before you set off on your course of action. The motor seems to be purring smoothly, but you’ve approached a T in the road. Turn right? Turn Left? Your GPS went haywire about ten miles back, and now you are on your own. Alone. On your own. What to do … what to do? Right or left? Will this vehicle get you where you want to go?

You could envision in your mind that by turning left it might be the shorter path to your journey’s end. By taking the right turn, the road seems a bit more bumpy and it appears desolate, but you have the instinctive, gut feeling, that it’s the way to go. Do you call someone and ask them what they would do? Do you strike out on your own, bravely determined to find out for yourself? Crossroads in life are there for good reason. They teach us lessons. They help us build character, integrity and decision-making skills. Whichever way you choose, the roadway should not be the determining factor. Do take it into consideration, but each direction will lead you through uncharted territories … uncharted for you that is. Sometimes it’s enough to allow yourself to be guided by your inner voice, which seems to be saying something you might not want to hear, but know you should listen to and act on.

Is changing direction midstream the right move to make? Best advice: Think things through rationally and weigh out the pros and cons, then proceed toward your journey’s end.

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About Theresa H Hall

As a professional vocalist. licensed broadcaster, artist, published poet, lyricist, writer, essayist, critic, animal lover and budding pastr View all posts by Theresa H Hall

7 responses to “Crossroads In Life

  • Sreesha

    I agree with you about thinking things through. But at times in life, we are presented with challenges that do not give us much time to think. That’s when we must rely on our instincts…
    Quite a thought-provoking post…

  • Theresa H Hall


    Yes, I am inclined to agree there are those times when we must “wing it”, step out, make a fast decision and let the chips fall where they may. Thank you for visiting today. 🙂

  • Rum Punch Drunk

    I think I’ve learned many harsh lessons about ‘not’ going with my initial gut feeling, so although I might seem reluctant at the T in the road, I’d go with that inner gut instinct first.

    I mean, what’s the worse that can happen? You end up taking the wrong turn and have to go back. And there’s another lesson in going back over old ground too. And yes, we build our characters along the way. Loved the post Theresa.

  • Ashley

    Hi, Mrs Hall! It’s Ashley, from Comcast. Thank you so much for sharing your blog with me today. You’re a great writer, and I absolutely love your art! Good luck with your writing career, and I will keep you in my thoughts and continue to keep my fingers crossed for you! So glad to have had the pleasure of speaking with you and Mr Hall today. 🙂

  • Theresa H Hall

    Ashley, I’m so glad you got the opportunity to visit my virtual cafe`. It indeed was pleasurable speaking with you today. You provided us with great CS and COMCAST is fortunate to have you representing them. Please visit often. 😀

  • Melody J Haislip

    Five years ago I took a chance and a leap of faith and I’m so glad I did. I think that remaining where and who I was then was a recipe for disaster. Sometimes you have to just Do it!

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