In response to today’s Daily Post writing prompt, Crossroads.
At the crossroads, whether it be decision-making or an actual crossroad – say, a major intersection – we have an important decision to make. Do we try to beat the traffic coming our way? Do we do what we feel in our heart of hearts to be the right thing for us, at the chance that it may not be right for someone else?
As I’m now in a stable, happy, and meaningful relationship, I think back to fourteen months ago, when I was at my own crossroad in life. I was in the opposite type of relationship, and I knew I had an important decision to make. Do I end the relationship and chance hurting the person who I was in the relationship with? Do I stay in the relationship and continue to chance unhappiness for myself? It wasn’t a decision that I arrived at without much soul-searching and conversation, but I ultimately arrived at the right decision…I crossed the road. And I never looked back, realizing that the key to my happiness was in making the important decision and, yes, taking the high road of the crossroads. I credit my decision with the happiness I knew I had in me, and the things I’ve done as a result. I can’t get back the two years I stood on the opposite side of the street, but I do have the rest of my life ahead of me.
And trust me when I say that it was the best decision I’ve ever made. 🙂