Monday, October 29, 2012

When Life Re-routes You

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 :)

11 comments:

Kate said...

Was your exit Grand and Garnet in PB? Because that's exactly how that exit is every day, haha!!

Carolyn said...

I love this! :)

Jordan Cole said...

Amen sister! I needed this today and can't wait to hear more about San Diego adventures so I can prep myself on what to expect a little! haha.

Ash said...

i love this!

i'm always amazed at how crazy drivers are here, and i've lived here all 27 years of my life!

i'm of the belief that you just gotta cruise.. and, as you said, you may get re-routed.. but how FUN is that?!

(:

KRISTIN said...

So true! Love your metaphor. :)

Holly said...

Amen, sister! xoxo

Donna said...

That's a great metaphor! And so true. I like how you make lemonade out of lemons. That's the way to be happy in life!

Devon said...

Gotta to love metaphors (at least I do!). I'm glad you got to take a little trip to SD. We saved some nice summery weather for you. I hope you have a blast!

ps I was stuck in that traffic too

tara said...

LOVE this metaphor! xoxox

Britt said...

I can't wait to hear more about your trip! I hope you are staying warm in safe this week. I bet San Diego is looking better and better after hurricane Sandy!

Lindsey said...

awww man, I was hoping you'd move here and we could be IRL besties!!!! But so excited for you. San Diego is supposed to be amazing!