Ever take the road less traveled?

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  1. g-girl11 profile image78
    g-girl11posted 11 years ago

    Ever take the road less traveled?

    I left my career to raise my kids.  People thought I was crazy, but I followed my heart, and it made all the difference. 
    How about you?  Have you ever ventured down the road not taken?


  2. Virtuous1 profile image61
    Virtuous1posted 11 years ago

    Oh yes I have many times what I have found out is the road less traveled don't have to many people on it neither are they cheering your name on...

    1. g-girl11 profile image78
      g-girl11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Love this answer!   Good point: the road less traveled can be lonely.  You have to be strong in your convictions.  But I think if you took that path for a good reason, you will find others on it eventually, or maybe some who wish they took it too.

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    Chasukposted 11 years ago

    I home-schooled my daughters for two years because the public system was failing them. When they returned to public school, my youngest -- who was unable to read Dr. Seuss on her own at nine years old -- could read Andersonville and comprehend it. It improved both of their lives, but it improved her life immeasurably. When she graduated from university a few years ago, it was with a nearly 4.0 GPA.

    1. g-girl11 profile image78
      g-girl11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Chasuk that is amazing.  When it comes to our kids, we must follow the road we believe in!  Congrats on your daughter's (and your) accomplishment!

  4. lburmaster profile image75
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    Depends on the road. To drop your career to raise your kids? That seems the usual route to me. Women drop their career's all the time to raise their children in my area. The road not taken is a shady job offer, or a friend wanting you to go somewhere strange.

    1. g-girl11 profile image78
      g-girl11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting.  My choice was not something anyone in my group had done. I guess it's all perspective.  Maybe it's more about taking a chance.

    2. lburmaster profile image75
      lburmasterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      What exactly do you mean your group?

    3. g-girl11 profile image78
      g-girl11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      By group I just mean those I worked with, my friends, and a lot of the community. What I did was rare in that setting.  Maybe in other settings, it wouldn't be the case.  For me, it was the road less traveled and taking a big chance.

  5. TheLifeExperiment profile image60
    TheLifeExperimentposted 11 years ago

    I feel like I do every day! The road for people my age (college aged) is to already know what they want to do for the rest of their lives, date lots of people, be involved with drugs, and stay as far away from their parents as possible. I live at home, have a good relationship with my parents, stay away from drugs, take various courses to figure out what I like and what I'm good at, and I'm not even thinking about dating until I decide what is going to happen in the next few years. I feel like acting irresponsibly now will affect my future, and I want to be successful.

    1. g-girl11 profile image78
      g-girl11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Well good for you TheLifeExperiment!  Especially the part about staying away from drugs.  The high road is not always the easy road, but it sounds like it will be the road to success for you!

  6. whittwrites profile image85
    whittwritesposted 11 years ago

    For the most part no, I have tried many times but find myself traveling on the overcrowded highway. I love to write and fear traveling down a road where all I do is write. I would love the road less traveled because where there are less people trying to distract me from I love and what I feel called to do.

    1. g-girl11 profile image78
      g-girl11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Why are you afraid of the road where all you do is write?  What would happen if you took it?

  7. tsmog profile image84
    tsmogposted 11 years ago

    Hello g-girl11. I'm answering this because I recognized your avatar and remembered the kind comment you made at my wish. I have been wanting to tell you that 'yes' I did wish for myself by making my wish others wishes would be fulfilled. It is like at work. I am not successful unless others are successful. It is easier to help others than to do for myself for some odd reason - I dun'no why. Long story.

    Any way regarding this question I am reminded of the poem by Stephen Crane "Truth Said a Traveler." Google it. Posing the question this way it is like that saying moving at the beat of a different drum or something like that. My honest answer is if you can help me to find the road I will be happy, not that I am not. I have a compass, a pencil now a nub after years of scribbling, and a piece of parchment with trail marks on it. I'm hoping someone will find it one day later and build a road along that path. Then again maybe a wilderness trail is better.

    1. g-girl11 profile image78
      g-girl11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi tsmog!  I love the way you approach things.  I do believe that when we do for others, without expecting anything in return, good things will return to us many times over!  I hope others do build that road along your path.

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    Darkmetalyposted 11 years ago

    I don't know if i have. I know that most of the people who were in my class during elementary school are really in a hurry to finish all there studies in collage and etc and start working. I however like to take it slow because i enjoy the time i have in school and i know that when all my studies are done I will start working and will keep on working until I retire. i'm also not sure what I want my job to be. I don't know if that would be considered a road less traveled or not.

    1. g-girl11 profile image78
      g-girl11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Darkmetaly, glad you are taking the time to enjoy---not everyone does that!

  9. Swinter12 profile image66
    Swinter12posted 11 years ago

    I'd say nearly always... It's not like I choose the path that is less traveled. I just choose the road, which I believed in and it just so happens that it was the road less traveled by. Though, there were plenty of times, in which I second guessed this path along the way, I stuck with it. Yes, at times I was afraid of the possible outcomes and of losing myself, because as Virtuous 1 said it is a lonely road, a road that has been paved very few times. However, after the initial distress, I always have reminded myself why I chose this road.

    1. g-girl11 profile image78
      g-girl11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      ...and I hope it has turned out well for you Swinter12!  I will always believe that if you follow your heart it will lead you the right way.

  10. courtyB3 profile image59
    courtyB3posted 11 years ago

    Yes! i love finding weird and interesting places that aren't often known in my area. Some of my most memorable experiences are by finding things off of weirdnj.com BEFORE they became the book, tv show, and did all the states lol.

    1. g-girl11 profile image78
      g-girl11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That's an interesting way to look at the question--you LITERALLY take a different road. Sounds like fun!


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