forks in the road

So many people I know are almost at that point when things are going to change so drastically that nothing will ever be the same for them again. I am one of those people. Come June, everything changes again. The other day, I was at a friend’s birthday party and I met a friend I haven’t seen in a long time. She’s leaving for Europe. For good. And her whole life is going to change. Dramatically. My brother and his family are leaving for Europe, as well, and their lives are going to enter a whole new chapter.

So many people that I know are at that point when they will reach a fork in the road and they have to make a choice. Well, the choice has been made, they just have to reach the fork and then it will all change.

I’ve always thought that change is good. I’ve never been one to embrace what is stagnant and static. Things must move along; progress or de-evolve. Even de-evolution has its advantages. When it becomes less than what it originally was, new avenues might open to evolve into something greater than what it could have been before.

I had to be diagnosed with HIV before my life turned completely around. Maybe that’s considered a de-evolution of some sorts. I became less of what I was, but in the process, became more than what I could ever have been before. New avenues opened for me and with that learning, I was able to grow. I am something, now, that I could never have been if that didn’t happen to me.

There will be changes and it will be good. I hope it will be good. I’m ready.

Bring it on.

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