Life’s Journey

At the beginning of my life’s journey, I followed the straight and narrow path.

But then life, as it is wont to do, threw some nasty curves at me.

I had no choice but to bend in order not to break, and to follow that winding road wherever it led me.

I ended up where I am now and I believe this is where I would have arrived in any event.


I wrote this post for two prompts. First, for the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge from Sue and GC, where the theme was “straight or narrow.” Second, for a newly minted daily word challenge from chellebee53 at My Vivid Blog. She gave us the word “beginning.”

17 thoughts on “Life’s Journey

  1. newepicauthor July 31, 2021 / 5:34 pm

    That long and winding road that leads to your door will never disappear. I’ve seen that road before.

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  2. JoAnna July 31, 2021 / 6:31 pm

    I can easily relate to this. So many curves, initially unexpected and full of adventure and the gift of experience.

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  3. chellebee53 July 31, 2021 / 8:40 pm

    Thank you for participating! Great post!

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  4. cagedunn July 31, 2021 / 10:10 pm

    There’s always another sign enticing us to go the less travelled path …

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  5. jilldennison August 1, 2021 / 12:22 am

    Life will always, no matter how long we are on this earth, throw curves at us, sometimes even sharp angles. We either bend, else we break. Like you, I’ve bent more than a few times and still do!

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  6. Nope, Not Pam August 1, 2021 / 2:36 am

    Too true, bend or break 😀

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  7. Astrid August 1, 2021 / 4:05 am

    Such an awesome take on the prompts and so true as well.

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  8. Terveen Gill August 1, 2021 / 4:15 am

    Makes one wonder that it’s the journey that matters and not the destination. Great writing. 🙂

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  9. SueW August 1, 2021 / 6:34 am

    And now I’m wondering about those twists and turns!
    And I thank you for joining us again.

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  10. Ami August 4, 2021 / 1:54 pm

    “I had no choice but to bend in order not to break”… Wow, that’s deep and really hit me.

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  11. leigha66 August 13, 2021 / 7:39 pm

    This is really good! Only problem is sometime there is construction and you have to take a detour.

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