What Now? Standing at the Crossroads

What Now?

You can find your life, your passion, in the oddest of places and at the weirdest of times. It just seems to happen around a defining moment. When that happens, you do find yourself at the crossroads wondering, What Now?

You really do have a choice as to which direction you take. You could go back the way you came and live the life you are comfortable with, but it may not make you happy or fulfilled. You could go forward with trepidation, yet excited of the unknown. You could go to your right or to your left. Perhaps in those directions there is some security and changes you make are a little easier. Or you could just walk around in circles never finding that way out.

The main thing to remember is that you do have a choice. 

My choice was to move forward and leave my old life behind. It has not been easy. There were days I lack the courage to put one foot in front of the other. In my heart, I know that this is the road I want to be on. I love where I came from. I love the life I once had, but I know that I have a wonderful life right now and one just ahead of me. I had a number of defining moments in the past few years from losing my job to the death of my husband. While both were devastating in their own right, I also found it freeing. I must admit while I stood at the crossroads wondering, What Now?, I wore down the earth making circles of my own. The circles were ones of grief, uncertainty, doubt and fear. With help from family, friends and a life coach, I was able to lift up my head toward the sun and move forward. You can too. Just decide. Finding a good life coach can help you along the way. 

As you stand at the crossroads, the choice is yours and yours alone. What direction do you choose?

Live, Love, Laugh!

Gretchen Marie

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7 Responses to What Now? Standing at the Crossroads

  1. Ann Boland says:

    I really liked this post! “The main thing to remember is that you do have a choice” is my favorite quote and it is so true. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your crossroads and connecting it to a call to action for people.

    • Gretchen says:

      Thank you, Ann! Sometimes we just forget that we really do have a choice. Once we realize that, the world opens up to new possibilities.

  2. Kathie Thaw says:

    Gretchen, what a wonderful and uplifting post. This reaches each and every one of us, who either are or will be at crossroads.

  3. SW Howard says:

    I love this blog! Thanks again!

  4. Maxine says:

    What a great start to the subject of “What now”, I can’t wait to read more posts in due course!

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