Greetings from San Diego! I'm just stopping in today to let you know that I'm having the time of my life! The weather here has been warm and sunny. I've had time to do lots of exploring and also spent time with some lovely people [some whom many of you know! More to come soon!]
I like my metaphors and on my first night here something happened to me that made me think deeply about life. I was on my way back to my hotel after grabbing dinner a little bit further North in San Diego. I hit the freeway and experienced what I'm supposing is your normal slower moving rush hour-ish traffic. It was pretty stop and go and then eventually cleared up... until my exit.
Two lanes of traffic that were exiting right were pretty much stopped as there is a traffic light at the end of that ramp. I knew I had to get over in order to get off at that exit but no one was giving me room to get over and I'm NOT one of those people who just stops in my lane until someone lets me in [meanwhile making all the cars stop behind me.]
I know, I know... I am so thoughtful of others. But because of my lack of driving aggression, I usually screw myself over. No one let me over so I had to continue driving along the freeway. Luckily, sweet iPhone Siri re-routed me and told me to get back on the freeway going the opposite way. Well, guess what! In doing that, I completely avoided all the traffic I had passed earlier and cruised into my hotel in four minutes. Bam!
So, I'm sure you're wondering where my life metaphor comes in...
Sometimes in life we're on a path, a road, a trail that we intend to be on. Then, we get diverted.
Not because we're not paying attention or aren't aware of our surroundings but because it just didn't work out. So, we get re-routed. And it's as if the new route, though unexpected, was the one created for us. The one that works better. The one that makes sense. Yet, it still gets us where we wanted to go.
Just something to think about next time life re-routes you. You'll still get where you're meant to be :)