Random Sagittarian Bluntness: To the Ones Who Took the “Wrong” Way

Random Sagittarian Bluntness: To the Ones Who Took the “Wrong” Way

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“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”–Winston Churchill

You can sit and beat yourself up over what you do not have. You can feel sorry for yourself and waste your time wishing that you had what someone else has. You could listen to the cruel words, the words of pity, the words of scorn, and feel the cold of the shoulders that have turned away. You could feel less than because of the money you do not have, or the successes your children have yet to see. You could compare your patchwork quilt of a life to the neat and ordered rows of other works of art.

Random Sagittarian Bluntness: To the Ones Who Took the “Wrong” Way

But why? Why would you?

 

Life is a tousled mess of words and actions. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes chaotic and sometimes beautifully chaotic. Life is the sum total of the days you breathed without effort, and the days you willed yourself to take another breath.

 

This is life.

 

This is not some quest for perfection. This is not practice. This is the moment you have the highest highs and lowest lows in one day and manage to keep going–to have your heart broken by a friend, a lover, a child, or all three, and decide to love despite the pain. Life is not for wimps…it is wonderful, and cruel, amazingly vibrant, and colorfully cold.

 

It is all this and more.

 

And how dare you think for a minute that your journey does not matter because it isn’t like someone else’s. Your journey is yours. Ignore the pity and the looks of shame, and the should haves and would haves. Look back and see that all of those stepping stones, colored in the lines of your life.

Random Sagittarian Bluntness: To the Ones Who Took the “Wrong” Way

 

Never feel bad, or let anyone make you feel bad about where you are or were or whatever. Just because someone’s path was a little bit more adequate, or normal ( whatever that is) doesn’t take away from your personal journey.

Random Sagittarian Bluntness: To the Ones Who Took the “Wrong” Way

My journey to here may have been jacked up, and at this age I may not be where I thought I should be at one time, or living a life that others would be satisfied with, or approve of, but every high and low of life has taught me, and has taught you as well, the most important lesson–how to keep going, no matter who approves.

 

However, one thing you will always possess with a colorful life, are stories and unique experiences to last the rest of your days.

 

For that I am thankful, and I hope you are as well because you’ve made it this far.

 

Keep going friends, keep going.

 

Image credits: Pixabay and Trina Noelle


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6 thoughts to “Random Sagittarian Bluntness: To the Ones Who Took the “Wrong” Way”

  1. What an amazing post Trina. Loved this. I wrote something this week about healing past wounds and this post echoes that. Also that quote on top I heard last night on Ncis tv series for the first time and now I see it on this post lol. For a long time I was sad that I didn’t achieve the things I wanted to, but I’ve reached a point in my life where I made peace with it. I know now that the path I walked was important for me to grow. I’m a better person because of it. I’m happy with my life. Thank you for this post. 🙂

  2. Lorenza, thank you for your comment and for reading our “Schmucktastic” moments. I too wrestled with the path my life took, but to regret is to discount everything that makes you wild and wonderful! I have been ridiculed for the outcomes of my life, but I have chosen to look at the lessons learned and the growth that came from those moments and I am glad you are choosing that too!❤

  3. Wow. This is so inspiring. Each of us is as unique as our fingerprint. And so is our journey! Can’t agree more that we ought to be grateful for having made it to where we are now!!

  4. So true! We have to remember that everyone is at a different part of their journey, so we cannot judge our beginning with someones middle or get mad when people don’t understand us.

  5. Vaishnavi, thank you for reading and I’m so glad it inspired you. Every facet of our existence makes us who we are and we should always be proud of that. What is there to learn if we do not stumble? And what is there to gain if we do not lose?❤

  6. Kristin, first of all thank you for your comment. Most definitely, understanding should begin and end with us. And when we understand ourselves fully when others do not, we could meet at that cross road with no need for explanation. ❤️

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