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Detours, Roadblocks and Speed Bumps

Detours, Roadblocks and Speed Bumps

The road to personal growth, self-awareness and enlightenment is not always smooth.  Here is a triptik about some of the things I have learned on my journey in the past few months.
detourI’ll be humming along on my journey through life and see the “construction zone ahead” signs and take a detour.  I find it appeals to my need for change and test my flexibility.  I have always considered my flexibility an asset.  No real lesson, just a pop quiz that keeps presenting itself from time to time.

I believe that if you do the right thing, you will be rewarded in some life, if not this one.  Pay it forward!  So I often choose to do what I consider the right thing.  Let the tough lessons begin.

roadblockSometimes I am doing the right thing on the outside but the voices in my head create roadblocks that must be dealt with. What looks like a selfless act is often negated by my inner attitude.  Aha, a lesson!  I will continue to ‘do the right thing’ while working on my inner voice.

audrey hepburnAudrey Hepburn said it well:

“It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it’.”




Speed bumps are there to slow us down.  I suspect my speed bumps are there to slow me down and teach me patience.  I would go days on end and never take the car out of the garage.  Now I find myself out on the roads in high traffic times for anywhere from two to four hours a day.  It goes something like this: drop a child off at school, pick her up from school, take her to swim practice and then pick her up.  In between I will run errands, go to a part-time job a couple times a week and to my volunteer gig once a week.  All of this takes patience on the road.  Along with patience I am learning some less travelled routes that avoid the busiest roads and intersections.  With a minor child as a passenger in the car I am also working on my outer voice by not yelling bad things at other drivers.


“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.”  Douglas Adams

And so the journey continues.