Change: Crossing the Road

At some point in our lives each of us go through periods of change. Like big, big change. For some people these times are exciting and they relish the opportunity to experience something different, but for others these times elicit panic and uncertainty, self-doubt and trepidation. In a way, I think times like this relate well to an experience we all had as children: crossing the road by ourselves for the first time. 

Mom isn’t there to hold our hands and give us instructions anymore. Now we have to decide whether or not we cross. We know we need to be on the other side of the road because that’s the only way to get to our destination, but sometimes making the decision to go is difficult. This is dangerous, our young conscience tells us. You could get hurt.

Decisions in our adult life often feel like this. We see clearly where we need to be, but we’re afraid of the steps we need to take to get there. 

In both situations, we have two choices. Cross, or don’t cross. As long as we have prepared— looked both ways or, in the adult scenario, did the necessary research— the choice should be obvious. We cross. We hold our head high, stay alert so we can respond to our situations, and walk with confidence to the other side. We don’t falter and turn around half way through. We don’t let our fear keep us from achieving our goal. We take the necessary precautions and we do the thing.
Via Daily Prompt: Crossing

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