On occasion, we all find ourselves at a crossroad, not quite sure which direction to take. We also sometimes find ourselves headed up a mountain, not quite sure what’s waiting for us on the other side. It’s difficult making decisions when you don’t know what’s ahead; it’s tough giving something your all when you’re not quite sure if it’s really worth it.

A few years back, I was completely afraid to make decisions; afraid that I would be making huge mistakes that would completely change how I wanted my life to go. What I’ve come to realize is that life really is like a big road trip without a map to guide you. You’re going to get lost. You’re going to change your mind — and that’s OK!! There will be laughter and heartbreak; unbelievable happiness and unbelievable sadness. — And it will all happen whether you choose to take detours or stick to the same path in fear; things will change whether or not you’re willing them to but the difference in taking action versus waiting it out is the fact that you get to experience what some may never get to – whatever the heck you want.

Life is about the detours; the unexpected, the constant confusion, and the paths you didn’t plan on. On the trails that you pave yourself you will find your biggest adventures and if you change the world along the way, so be it. You may feel as though your actions cannot make a difference, but they do. So start making a difference for yourself and those around you. Pave a new path, fight a new battle and be who you’ve always wanted to be simply because you can.

Are you willing to go the distance? –

A guest blog post by Amy A.E.C



  1. Nice Job, Amy! Yes you should expect the unexepected, especially when some milestone is about to occur. That’s how I have found it to be anyways.

  2. I totally understand about making detours. I detoured when I decided I didn’t want to work in a school anymore and went to work in the ‘big’ world. I quickly found my way back and now I am detouring once again, to write full time. Talk about a big road block, and detour. I taking this journey without a GPS to guide me, but I have found that I am managing to navigate around this new world of ‘author-dom’ very easily. People around me say that can see the change in my step. I walk a little lighter now that I do something I LOVE. Everyone should take that detour at some point in their life.
    Great Post!

  3. Great post, Amy. I have taken several detours in my life and am very happy that I did so. It was a little scary to start with, but I have found much satisfaction from it and my life would be so different if I had not.

  4. Some of my detours have led to very painful events but through it all, I have learned and been given too much to regret them.

  5. Very nice post,Amy. Thanks Lee for having her on your site for us to enjoy!


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