Dear Traveling Girl,
We may think sometimes that if we are doing everything “right” that life will happen in a straight line….from here to there.
Oh beautiful soul, nothing really ever happens in a straight line…at least not very many of the big, important life changing things. There is always somewhere that feels like a detour that is very very very necessary on the journey, but at first sight feels like it is just a big mistake.
When we make a plan that leaves no time or grace for the detours, we suffer a lot. When we decide that the only way is the way we see on the map…or the only way is the fastest and easiest way….often life will shock us with all of the detours that are out of our control.
If you are trying to get somewhere in life, friend….just know that there will be little surprise back roads and u-turns and traffic jams and snowstorms that will require either stopping for a while, or going a different way, or stopping somewhere that is completely out of the way or any other variety of travel surprises. And that it is all ok.
You are so very loved.