Day #20 – The Road Less Travelled

roadlesstravelled.jpegIn today’s writing, I have titled my written pictured quote “The Road Less Travelled.” The written verse is as follows.

Someone once asked me
“Why do you always
Insist on taking

The hard road?”
I replied,
“Why do you assume
I see two roads?”

Author Unknown

For as long as I can remember I have always been asked why it is that I take the weight of the world on my shoulders? My interpretation of this question is why do I take on other people’s wows and have a need to either fix them or lend a hand in fixing them.

The provoking thoughts that I have on this pictured written quote is two-fold, firstly why has no one else offered to help, and secondly why must a person struggle alone and more often than not with an audience looking on? so my answer to this question is… I don’t feel compelled to help another out, but I do believe that as a human being I should help where and how I can… I know the pain of struggle and I have certainly seen the eyes of others who choose to look on… but watching someone in an obvious need of a hand is not my said thing to do… I am not one to watch the hand of another struggle with their load; I will always help where & how I can.

I find the gaul of someone asking me why it is that I take the weight of the world on my shoulders an ignorant question to be asking…. there has been times when I have just wanted to ask a couple of questions in return to the question that they ask in their ignorance…. & what I would ask is this “How can you sit and watch another struggle… and what makes you so above helping another that you cannot honestly say you have done your human duty and helped another to get through his/her day?

I think being asked the question why it is that I take the weight of the world on my shoulders? Is pretty much on par with today’s written quote question “Why do you always insist on taking the hard road?

Well, the answer to that question is also a simple question… hard road what hard road? I don’t believe that there is such thing as a hard road… I have always been one to walk the path that benefits my journey or my needs… I have never been one to simply choose the easy way around doing anything…

If I have to be completely honest; I don’t know what it is like to live without struggle, whilst I do not moan and groan about how hard things can be at times…. life for me isn’t all about having life handed to me on a silver platter… but in saying this… I wouldn’t change my journey for anything… I am contented in the lessons that life has taught me, even the hardest days and the craziness of life has shelled out many gems that have lent me the greatest of life’s pleasures.

My very own Children haven’t seen the easiest of lives & at times I see the struggles that they endure carved in the strains on their faces, but I grow in hope every day when I think of how their lives will pan out when they realise and grow into the rewards that their lives will reap them in their future days. It is with hope that they will someday turn and look back on their lives and see that life owed them no guarantees but their accomplishments will be the rewards that they earned with hard work and determination to be the best people that they can be.

In my journey there may not be an easy path or an easy road to be had but with truth in my convictions; I cannot with all honesty see any other road then the one that I am walking .. the question being asked in today’s written pictured quote is “Why do you assume I see two roads?” Presumably, there are two roads in life’s journey & presumably that one is an easier road and the other was a road less travelled (the harder road to walk)… I would still walk, run, hop or crawl along the path that I am on today. I have never wanted an easier go of things, and have most certainly never wanted anything handed to me…

I do very much believe that if a person see’s two choices of journeying roads in their lifetime that they have never seen the true beauty of what life has to offer; for I see that nothing worthy in a person’s life is ever gained without feeling a little discomfort in what is the path to acquiring what it is that their life’s journey has them seeking.

I do feel that a quote by Bob Moore

– Reference sums up how I feel about my life’s journey –

My strength didn’t come

From lifting weights. My
Strength came from
Lifting myself up every
Time I was knocked


Reference – – Bob Moore

For me, this quote is yet another mantra to my life & my journey… for this quote tells me of the journey of me gaining my strength… I do very much believe that life isn’t truly experienced until you have skinned a knee or two… nothing is gained in life until you have had to work your fingers to the bone in gaining for what it is that we are after in our life’s journey.

Bob Moore was spot on in his writing being; he writes that quotes are the lessons that others have learned and have shared with us so that we can use these pieces of wisdom in facets of our lives. I will further add to this thought and say that there are people in yesterdays & today’s world that has tried and tested the tests of life; they have walked through the experiences that they have not only survived but they have also taken to write about their experiences in hopes to educate others. Written education will survive the lines walked in life long after the travellers journeys are over.

So I just want to finish today’s daily blog post by saying that “I do not insist on taking the hard road in the journey of my life, I do walk the road that I am very familiar with, but the road isn’t ever the easier road… And I will never choose to walk any other road.My journey is mine and mine alone & the people who come through my crossroads serve as witnesses to my undying character and strength that keeps me moving forward and gaining distance on my own path of life.Someday when a person of tomorrows world comes along my story; I hope that they get from my writings that I echo the words of Frank Sinatra’s song “My Way”…
“My Way”
And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain
I’ve lived a life that’s full
I’ve traveled each and every highway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way
Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mentionimagesPXVUSAIE.jpg
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way
Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way
I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
I’ve had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as tears subside
I find it all, all so amusing
To think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way
Oh no, no, not me
I did it my way
For what is man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way
And did it my way

Frank Sinatra sums up my today’s daily submission when he in one of the verses of his song My Way sings… Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew when I bit off more than I could chew but through it all, when there was doubt I ate it up and spat it out I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way.

Just like Frank Sinatra I will walk each in the journey of my life’s path & with no hesitation I will walk the path that may or may very well be the “road less travelled” and in the end I will “Walk It My Way!

Which ever path you chose to walk, make sure its your path – the path of your choosing, walk it your way and under your own steam.

Author. Tanya Kelly


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