Saturday, June 19, 2010

So Inspired...Words to Live By...17


When a man does not know
what harbor he is making for,
no wind is the right wind. 

Recently one of my girls was in a quandary when it came time to choose a major at college.  She struggled because she couldn't come up with ANYTHING that interested her.  I, on the other hand, have the opposite problem.  Narrow it down to ONE?  Are you kidding?! 

I ended up with a business degree because I wanted to run my own business and I thought it would provide a good background for me.  What I didn't take into consideration at the time was that the "business" I wanted to start was an arts/craft type business.  So, why didn't it occur to me to get a degree in ART?   Or at least double major?  Yeah, I have no idea what I was thinking!!! 

For years, it seems, I've been drifting a bit.  Caught between what I should do and what I want to do.  At times I've been unsure of which harbor to aim for...and other times (like now perhaps) I have the harbor in my sights but not quite clear on how to navigate in that direction.   Maybe, finally, the right wind is about to push me along.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! 


  1. Good post!
    Sometimes it's so hard for kids just out of high school (with not much life experience) to know what way they want to go. By the time some of us decide, it's too late!

  2. Hi Suzy! It's never too late! I got my degree at 40! :)

  3. Oh. I can so relate. I ended up with three degrees, and STILL think of about 50 (really, no hyperbole) things I would like to do. When we have to take those 'brain' tests in college to see if we are right brain/left brain mine ALWAYS show up RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE. It is not even like 49/51. It is ALWAYS 50/50. (Kind of eerie!) BUT my heart want to be creative. My logical mind tells me to keep working. Like I said, I SO understand where you are coming from. Hmmmm.When do we follow our hearts? Lori L


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