If only we really knew when we were little the board game L.I.F.E. was actually more realistic than what it seemed to be... maybe there was a real reason why I actually loved that game. You could for the most part, control your outcome of the game. Of course, you'd loose money here and there and have to move back a few spaces but still, it wasn't all the bad.
Life is actually really parallel to the game with a lot more questionable mistakes and heartbreak. We choose the paths we're going to take in hopes of not making a mistake. We can either go right or left. We make moves based on faith and what we feel like the outcome will be like.
It's ironic how much in order that little board game is to our lives. We first start off brand new, young, "should I go to college or hope for the best that my career will make we wealthy and prosperous without going to school." After that you pick your career, your path of choice. Moving further along you meet someone, decide to get married and in no time you have a child, or five of them. You learn to roll with the punches of the game, taking whatever comes at you with care or not seriously since it's just a board game. But is it really? That sounds very similar to real life.
I was thinking the other day how different my life would have been if I made different choices. If I decide to go to a different university rather than Ole Miss... I'd be living a completely different life. In theory I'd be the same person, I just wouldn't be dealing with the situations I am now.
Then I got into into my thoughts... If I hadn't of settled to date someone and choose someone else would my love life had been different? I don't know?
If had choose to have roommates all through my college experience would I not have gotten so lonely?
These are all valid questions that I asked myself. But it's too late to wonder because I can't roll the dice or spin the L.I.F.E wheel and go back 5 spaces and do a "redo."
It's purely shocking to me how much our choices and decisions weighs on us. How do we know that we're making the right choice when we're making it? I guess we just have to relay on faith and intuition.
When you're deciding on a choice, when you have to either pick left or right, up or down don;t go right away with the best option, the more convenient option. We mess ourselves up on conveniency.
Go for the path that's less traveled and make your own road along the way.