Have you ever looked back on your life to see if you can figure out why you are where you are? I don't know that most people give it a second thought, but for me it's a constant reminder. Of making things work, and working hard to make sure it gets done. Has it always been destined for me to end up where I am, or is it more like those children's stories where you can choose a different path, and the story has different endings depending on the path you chose? I don't have the answer exactly, but I'm leaning towards being able to choose your own path. Mostly because we all should encounter choices throughout our life, even the smallest ones can make the biggest difference.
The world is full of options and choices, from which we've all made bad decisions as well as ones that have fulfilled various stages of our lives with reason and desire. Each one leads us into the next chapter of our own lives, and adds to who we are, and why we do what we do.
If we choose the path that represents security, where the outcome is almost a guarantee, have we really attempted to make a change, to do something different, to step outside of our comfort zone? Not likely. It's almost as if you're letting your life be chosen for you. So why not chose your own path and ultimately your desired life?
We all have the ability to make the most of our lives, and really no one can or should stand in your way. If you've chosen the path less obvious, you've chosen to challenge yourself.
Why do what others expect of us, when we can expect ourselves to do amazing things?