January 11, 2021- day 7 out of 66- post-a-day: 2 imaginary life paths

Hello January,

so I start by answering a challenge: imagine two life-paths: one in a well-worn path, and the second, in the path less travelled.

This is based on Ryder Carroll’s suggestion in his “Bullet Journal Method”.

So, for the well worn-path:

  1. April stays with her parents until they are no longer physically there, she is a bit bored, finally starts dating a neighbour without being in love. When she can move back to London she does, but she takes the least possible risks. She gets to buy a flat and owes a cat.
  2. April starts a you tube channel embedded into her blog and an instagram account. She publishes ebooks and books, and gets to meet some people with common interests and passions. When she moves back to London, she is comfortable between her artistic work and her teaching art. She owes a home and lives with cats, dogs, humans and the love of her life. She can distinguish between people who want to grow and who are happy to see others grow and those who don’t. She gets away from the last species. She makes new exciting friendships. She meets a soul mate who is a loving and charming person and falls in love.

Ok, I like the second scenario better. In any case, there are cats in both.

April 17, 2016, post day 4: changing attitude

Hello April,

today I was invited into a dinner party where I met interesting people but I cought myself in self-pity thoughts: the other participants seemed to have a more direct path in their life: they got their first book out pretty young, or they had already exposed their art in different countries. And in their personal life there was a handsome, generous compagnion, a pet, a kid.

I felt as if I had to explain why I had been through this winding road. And then I thought how about a change today? I am happy with my adventures, they have supplied material for future books. It is great we have different paths, in this way we can exchange experiences. And also, being rich in experiences is something no one can take away from us. So what if I have taken “a road less travelled” compared to those other people?

There are many ways to be rich; and nobody knows what the future holds 🙂

http://poetrypages.lemon8.nl/life/roadnottaken/roadnottaken.htm