The road not taken by Robert Frost, the best poem I've ever come across. Trying to understand the underlying meaning of the poem at the age of 12 was impossible. And yet, that was one poem which I never forgot.
Now when I think, it really sounds familiar to me. I've been through something similar. But no matter how I look at it, I am also at fault. I am the actual cause of what I experienced (my directors words). I had a choice of letting go but I chose to fight for it. Then, that seemed okay. I tried my best. I did not give up and Ignored what people around me had to say. I did what I felt was the right thing to do at that point. I chose the path, on my own accord. I had no clue what I had to do with my life. All I did was to create a vacuum around myself and stay put. This is what I want, I would do anything to get it. I was happy even then.
The path I chose turned out to be a rocky one. I wasn't stable, mentally and physically. I blamed others for leading me on. I cursed all the people who were responsible .
This continued till I realised, I had made a mistake and I was the one who chose this path. Reality struck. No point blaming others. I was putting my future into jeopardy. Now I knew I had to bounce back. I let go and continued walking along. Still a rocky road, nothing clear ahead. I moved on. Tripping on my every move. Like I mentioned, I moved on.
For everything that I went through, I blamed myself. I did have a choice in the beginning but I chose to go with the difficult one. I had followed my instincts. So if there was someone to be blamed, that would be me.
Everything around me changed slowly. Walking on that rocky road seemed more like a walk in the park. For once, I wanted to do something for myself because I deserve to be happy. Looked at everything positively and that changed things. This probably would have never happened, had I not taken the road less travelled.
So yes, I am blessed. I have everything that I ever wanted. I am the cause of what I experience now. I made it happen. Happiness and success, both at the same time. Not afraid of falling either , because I know how to bounce back. :-)
I chose the road less travelled,
And that has made all the difference.