It’s the name of my MySpace blog… “xXxXx The Dirt Road xXxXx”. Cute huh? It’s very self descriptive of me.
It’s funny that I describe myself with that and forget sometimes that I remark how my son insists on taking the dirt path, we show him the paved road (the easy way to do things) but instead he does it his way and sometimes that ends up being harder. He’s like his mom.
I can’t say I’m any better. I’m a bit of a know it all even. Big surprise huh? LOL. I can admit my faults, I act like I know everything and so does my son, that apple didn’t fall far at all. I insist on doing things my way when I can and if it’s a harder way, oh well I’m there anyways.
The dirt road for me is appealing because I know that a lot of people haven’t gone that way before, and I might catch a few things down that way that others have missed. Maybe. You never know until you go there right?
I figure I can read about the other path later, so many people have taken someone has written about it surely and I can catch what they learned vicariously, but the real adventure is on the dirt road.
You get tripped up by the occasional rock which only brings you closer to the ground, nothing wrong with staying grounded. I’ve been told and truly believe that you just have to get up one more time than you fall down to be successful.
I fall all the time, literally and figuratively and I learn something every time. When it’s a literal trip, I usually only learn what tripped me, but when I fall in life and I am forced to pull myself back up again, I certainly learn what the hell NOT to do!
But stumbling is human nature, we don’t always know the direction we are taking isn’t the right one, but we take it anyways and hope for the best – knowing there’s a lesson to be learned whether or not we have to turn around, go back and start over.
Sometimes the lesson is that I should have read the signs along the way and I wouldn’t have gotten lost and wasted so much time.
What lessons have you learned on the dirt road?