|Art By Molly Jacques*|
I love this quote! Love love it! Because I truly believe not all people who are wandering on their path are lost. Sometimes you need to wander, to take the road less traveled or the one that goes over the river and under the tree. Sometimes your path isn't going to be straight but a lot of times, that wandering takes you exactly where you needed to be.
I know my path has curved. It's has taken bumps, roller coaster rides, it has.... rolled around a bit.. And I've lead it there! (Riding that roller coaster with all the joy I could muster!) I'm sure to the outside looker some of those choices seemed...just crazy. (rash, backwards, unrealistic) BUT in my heart I knew it was the right move for me. It was the right wandering for my life. It hasn't always been easy but I can't regret it because it's taken me exactly where I wanted to go in the first place. Even better it took me where my heart and spirit wanted to go. If I had taken that straight path, I know I wouldn't be who I am and where I'm at in my life.
Don't be afraid to wander a bit. Test the water, look at things differently. There is nothing wrong with the straight and narrow. Heck, sometimes that is exactly what is called for in the moment but give yourself permission to let go once in a while. If you feel a deep heartfelt pull to do something, Try It. You never know where you heart is trying to lead you. Isn't that the point of this journey? to discover?
Wander. Experience. Discover. You. :)
*Talk about a fantastic discovery! This beautiful artwork is by a very talented designer and illustrator Molly Jacques. I stumbled across this quote and low and behold found she also did the Judy Garland quote I posted here. I was having trouble finding the original designer so I'm delighted to find its the same person! Check out her other beautiful work here.