Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Road Ahead

I was asked in a recent email what my favourite quote was and it didn't take me long to choose. There are millions and millions of inspiring quotes out there, but my favourite is this one by E. E. Cummings.... "Trust your heart if the seas catch fire and live by love though the stars walk backward."  

You can interpret this quote in many ways but what does this mean to me specifically? To me it's about taking chances. To follow your heart, your dreams. Everyone has a past and everyone has had bad things happen to them, but we can't let that hinder us. Our future is an open book and we are the ones who write it, so take a chance and see what happens. They say that the things that you are most scared of are the things that are the most worth while. 

Robert Frost got it right when he said:

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

It too is about taking chances and following your heart, not someone else's. Be who you want to be, not what someone else want's you to be. You are, after all, an awesomely unique person. Why would you want to be anybody else? :) 

So...with 2011 locked and loaded, will you go forward with the safety on or will you take those risks that you have been wanting to take, but haven't? 

I do not make resolutions, per se, but I am unlatching that safety and giving it everything that I've got!  Let's see where I am a year from now....where will you be?

Much Love!!!


  1. Karrie - I love this post!!! Its like you are reading my mind. I picked up a quote some where along the way that I try to live by everyday. "Why blend in when you can stand out"

    Best of luck in 2011!

  2. I love your quotes - one a new favorite, one an old favorite! Great post!

    Here's one of my other favorites - "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW What a Ride!'"

  3. you are so cute! i think you could also work on the road wage??? no??? haha!!

    happy new year my friend!

    X, H

    "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world"

  4. Awesome post, KarrieLyne. Absolutely awesome. I say that all the time - everyone has a past and things that have happened that we wished didn't, but you are so right in saying the future is up to us. Every single person has a choice. My choice is always to choose on the side of happiness. Many blessings to you in 2011, my friend!

  5. Wonderful post to start the new year off! Its a great reminder to follow your own path that the Lord set for us and that makes our hearts sing not the one that others want you to follow. That's what I feel like I have done my whole life, lived for everyone else. Thanks to Yoda (and my husband) for reminding me, my motto for 2011 will be, "Do, or do not. There is no 'try.'" I can't wait to see where your journey leads during 2011!


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