Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May Photos, Day 7—Someone Who Inspires You

Really, I should’ve taken a picture of the ATT technicians who managed to get my internet working today.  After three and a half days of being disconnected, I was pretty thrilled to get back online.  Alas, I didn’t have the grand thought until they were already gone. 

Instead, all day, I debated which inspiration to use:  my family, friends, political leaders?  Like most folks, there are a lot of people who have given me ideals to which I aspire, dreams that became my own, courage I might not have found otherwise.  I am blessed that this was a difficult decision. 

But I am at something of a crossroads in my life.  Being out of work for the first time in over 15 years, seeing my son move out of state, trying so diligently to improve my fitness level by making small changes to my lifestyle—all of these things make me realize that the road I choose to follow is completely up to me.  I may not have arrived at this crossroads through my owns choices, but how I move forward can be determined by no one else.  It’s time to evaluate my life—my hopes, my dreams, my needs, my abilities—and decide what I want to do with it.  It’s time to follow my own path and make the best decisions I can make for my own life.  No one else can do that for me.

So, that got me to thinking about people who’ve done those things for themselves, chosen a path and followed it all the way through.  Still a long list to choose from, but it’s probably not surprising to too many folks that I’d choose someone who makes a living with her words.  As I captioned the photo when I posted it to Facebook, J.K. Rowling created a world, and changed her own. 

7. Someone who inspires you

What better way to handle the crossroads of life?






                                            Image captured from britannica.com