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Only One Way?

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  Maps. Directions. Roads. Lost. GPS, yes, GPS. Living in a new city my GPS has become my new best friend. I have never had a good sense of direction. When I was 14 years old, my family was driving from our home in Las Vegas to Disneyland. With my map reading skills, we ended up outside of San Diego. That is NOT close to Disneyland.

  One of the first things I did when I moved to Austin was to buy a map. It is large and I stand and look at it, trying to get an idea of where I am located in reference to where I am going. Studying the map, I determine there are endless ways to reach my destination. When I plug-in the address to my GPS, it even gives me options. It is up to me to decide which route to take.

  Of course our route can be interrupted by road work, an accident, one way streets etc. So we are forced to find another way to our final destination. GPS of course makes it simple. But when there were only maps ,no GPS,  and I would get lost, I had to pull over to the side of the road and study the map to find a new route.

   That is my life right now. I am pulled over to the side of the road studying it and trying to find a new path, a new direction to reach my destination. What is my destination? A life with purpose and lived with passion. Prior to my divorce, I was on a one way road and believed the life I was living was the only way to experience happiness. Since my divorce, I have slowly discovered that there are endless paths to living a new purposeful life. Just like when the GPS gives me a choice of routes, it is up to me to select which road I will take now because joy, purpose and passion lie just around the bend.

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I am always learning something new about life. My life is made richer by friends, family, travel, experiences and books.

7 thoughts on “Only One Way?

  1. Alas, too many women have lived this scene. My ex told me on my birthday 23 years ago that he didn’t want to be married to me anymore. I don’t know how fresh your wound is, but life does get better–it does get rewritten (great title). I think Austin seems like a wonderful place to rebuild. I know there is a great music scene and wonderful restaurants. If you haven’t heard of MEETUP.COM, I encourage you to check that out. Good luck on your journey!

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  2. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! This really spoke to me because I too feel I’m trying to find a better purpose in life. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. It’s so difficult to find a new purpose when I never even thought about what I work so beyond being a mother and wife. I have started 3 blogs all with different intent hoping that by expressing myself I will find my own path.

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