2017 Something New: Choices

something-new    My sister once told me she watched me reinvent myself again and again.  I reinvent myself, I thought?  I had no idea I did that.  I guess I get bored easily and want to try new things, but I never thought of it as reinvention.

But many times in my life I’ve come to a crossroad and had to choose.  What did I want to do, what did I have to do, and what was the best thing for me to do. 

I often regretted my choices, but I made the best of them after they were done.  Life is like a box of chocolates, per Forrest Gump, and he was right.   

I recently talked to a friend about choices and the things in life you want to do.  She was at a crossroad in her life and seemed to need advice.  I had none to give.  I’ve made lots of choices in my life but the one thing I tried to always do was be true to myself. Because at the end of the day, you sleep with yourself.  And there is a voice inside your that head says, you always wanted to do that and now it is too late.

I resolve that here at the end of my life (no, I’m not dying, but I’m not young anymore) I will smell the roses, no matter the thorns.  I will make the journey no matter the cost, I will write the book even if no one ever reads it, and I will love unconditionally, even if it hurts.  Because that is what a human being is put on the earth to do; love, make choices, and live the life they are given. I won’t regret my choices, I will live them and enjoy them.

That is my advice to you; live your life and enjoy every moment. You never know when it will be over.

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About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, three-time published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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