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The Road Not Taken

There are times in our lives when we seem to come to a fork in the road. We need to make a decision. Go left, or go right. In some cases, there’s no difference and our choice is of little consequence. They either lead to the same place or even if they don’t, nothing notable happens on the chosen path. No new cherished memories are made. No personal growth is created. However, sometimes it can really make all the difference and can have a real impact on our lives.

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Head in the Clouds

Do your dreams reach as high as the clouds?

Do your dreams reach as high as the clouds?

Have your ever felt you’re living life in the clouds or had a desire to? For some people, dreaming is a way to escape the realities of their life. For others, it is a way to let their imagination explore new things. And for some, it’s about a person simply being out of touch with reality.

The popular idiom, Head in the clouds, typically denotes a negative sentiment defined as, “To be out of touch with the everyday world. Unrealistic. To have impractical ideas or dreams.” However, another definition is, “To be daydreaming and not paying attention to what is happening or being said. To be lost in your private thoughts.”  But can having your head in the clouds be a positive thing?

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A fork in the road and a change of plans

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

When you come upon a fork in the road, how do you decide which road to take? Each road offers its own benefits and risks. Each is a journey of its own with unique experiences. Each has a different outcome.

This is a question I’ve recently found myself wrestling over. My wife and I were in the process of settling down and hopefully starting a family this summer. We were ready to close on a dream we’ve had: a home on some land, however, only a few weeks from closing, I was offered a job in California. Continue reading

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