The Road Less Traveled
There are two roads in front of you, what do you do? Both roads are heading in opposite directions and look the exact same. In my mind, one road looks beautiful with the trees and the leaves around that road. That road leads in the direction of what the “normal” life is. Then there’s the other road going in a different direction. The road is cracked, branches are covering it, the trees are dead. Very few will actually go down that road. What road would you go down?
I’m not normal, I’m unique and different compared to most. Just like these two roads, they are completely different in every category. As much as I hated it when I was younger, I now except it at 28 years old. With no idea what to do with myself and no idea where to head next.
Screw it, I decided to take the road less traveled. I decide to go down the ugly road that not many are willing to travel down. That’s why from a young age, I see the world differently than most. Is my way better than others, of course not? This is just how I see my world through my eyes.
Left or Right
To some people, the decision might be hard deciding where to go and what to do next. For me, my mindset and poor attitude and views toward life already decided my outcome and life before I ever really started living. From age 6-25 going down the road that leads to the right was the first easy decision I ever made. School wasn’t for me, being a stupid dyslexic kid who can’t read and write. Anything that has to do with school, or believing in himself I Peter A Harrower suck at it. To this day, It’s still a battle.
Well if that’s the case, then what is for me? That’s the problem, I have no idea what’s for me, how do I figure that out? I think what I have learned over the years in trying to figure that riddle towards life out is, you actually have to live life and learn from it. You have to try different things in life, you have to experience and taste different adventures. You might fail in some things, and sometimes you might win.
I’m Not Like Most People
Most people head left and know exactly what they are doing and live a happy and awesome life. With all due respect, I don’t care about the people that already figured out what road to take and are doing very well. I’m speaking to the people and kids, that are undecided and have no idea which direction to take. Those are the people I’m doing this for, those are the people I’m trying to reach with my books and blog. I know what it’s like first hand to be upset and confused. Going back and forth searching and failing for which direction to go in.
At 28 and a late bloomer, I don’t love admitting that but it’s true. I’m only starting to figure out what I want to do in my life. It was a bumpy ride getting to this point, and it definitely wasn’t easy. I believe writing is going to lead me to my success. Now when I say success, I don’t just mean making money and trying to become wealthy. To me, money isn’t even a top priory at this moment.
For years I was slowly building my foundation in life and didn’t even know it. Within the last few years is when I really started to notice progress. I have never been so excited for what’s ahead of me and what the future holds for me. Sure, the unknown terrifies me sometimes. It’s hard not going back to my old ways and thinking, crap what if writing doesn’t work out? Now I truly believe 100% that it will work out, I might not sell millions of copies. The point I’m trying to make is not about the copies of books I’m trying to sell. It’s about the people buying those copies. Those are the people I’m trying to connect with.
Every book of mine that is purchased through the years. If I just look at it with a dollar sign on it then I have failed. That’s not why I got into writing seven years ago. The reason I got into writing is when I write it make’s me feel free and alive. Whenever I start typing, and I’m in my zone and trying to bring a story alive. In my early years, that’s one of the few times I was happy in life. Writing gave me purpose and hope towards something bigger in life.
Just Be You
I will always have my personal issues, and it will continue to be a working progress. Living with this negative and angry mindset towards the world for 22 years is not going to be an overnight fix. It will take time, and I’m starting to notice some change already. That’s why I’m doing this, I know what life is like with that dark cloud over your head.
Now I’m trying to help remove those burdens from other people. Deep down were all winners and we can all be successful in life. You just need to look deep inside of you and find it. That’s what I’m trying to do is to help you find it yourself, I can’t do it for you.
When you’re stuck and looking at two different choices in front of you. Don’t be afraid to take the one less traveled. Don’t be ashamed of who you are and where you think that road might take you. My road has opened me up to a whole new word I would never have pictured in my life. Don’t be afraid to go the other way, embrace it. Besides if you don’t take that chance. You never know how beautiful that road might be a hundred yards into that path and your life.