Tuesday, June 7, 2011


"Many are obstinate with regard to the pathway once they have set upon it,
many without regard to the goal."
Friedrich Nietzsche

I'm starting an altered book exchange with some friends, and have chosen the theme "Pathways". I'm still working on the cover and my initial spread... more on that later. 

This quote appeared today on the Sketchbook Challenge blog and I loved it. It reminded me that we have so many paths available to us, although we often don't see or acknowledge them.

Sometimes we get going along a path, and we get good at it, and it becomes familiar. So we keep going in that direction even when it's not taking us where we want to go, or making us happy. The old story of "it's what we've always done"...

Occasionally it is time to make a change, choose a new pathway. Its a brave thing to try a new pathway and it takes courage. 

Ask yourself: "What's the worst thing that could happen"? And then "Can you live with that"? If you can, then go for it! You can always fall back on your "familiar", but there could be another fun new pathway just around the corner!

If my pathway makes me happy and I am doing what I've always wanted to do... I can live with that.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Beautiful photo. Great quote for your altered book. I like your musing on the subject.

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