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The Unknown Road

I haven’t written in a very long time. Since New Years, life has sort of just been "happening." Floating along, I’ve felt unsure of what’s going to happen next. I’ve been dealing with life one day at a time. Physically I’ve not been feeling like myself, often under the weather. Emotionally I’ve been dealing with a little bit of depression. Socially I’ve felt isolated. I didn’t make it to work today so my husband told me to write… 4:30 in the afternoon and this poem is what came to me. I don’t know if it’s “good” or not, but I think it’s true to where my mind’s been lately. The journey is eternal. Life just is. Even as we set goals and hope we reach them, sometimes we’re just walking because that’s what we do. We just deal with what comes along as it comes along. And that’s ok.

Can you relate to this feeling of floating along and not being sure where you are headed? I would love to hear about your personal experiences with this feeling of walking along in life without knowing what's up next beyond the bend...

The Unknown Road

We walk
Continuously
Often with trepidation
Sometimes with anticipation
Rarely with joy
The road is always a step ahead
Blind faith says it will lead us in the right direction
The changing scenery is the only proof of progress
That we’re not back where we started
But forks in the road, barriers blocking our path, and distractions abound
Decisions need to be made
Often choices are made for us
Sometimes we are in control
Yet often we are not
We still are able to rest at certain points
Take in the beauty
Breathe the fresh air
Enjoy the company alongside us
Remember where we’ve been
What we’ve learned
Focus on where we are
What it means for today, right here and now 
Without worry of where we’re headed tomorrow
For the end of the unknown road will never be seen
The journey is eternal