I’ve always had an extreme fascination for photography. The fact that a photo can hold so many indescribable emotions with the simple click of a camera….it’s amazing. A photograph is capable of preserving memories, highlighting the smallest details- light, colors, everything.
Roads, in particular, have always been a object of fascination for me. I don’t really know why. Perhaps a road to me is a journey, an adventure, a place just waiting to be explored. There are so many things out there that I have yet to experience. But I have to admit that the fear holds me back.
Because a road is uncertainty.
Where does it lead?
Will it be another dead end?
Will it take me to my destination?
Being a young and ignorant teenager, I still don’t really know what I want to do with the rest of my life. I’ve spent fifteen years of my existence hiding in a safe, sheltered, environment, protected from the “real world.” And I’m not sure if I’m ready, ready to take that first step on a road that leads into the “unknown”.
Will I be able to face it, to step into adulthood? Maybe I’m not ready to pursue a career, or go to college, or pay a house, or pay taxes, or fall in love, or become a mother.
I feel like an Alice right now. Confused, lost, and afraid. In exactly two years, I’ll tumble down into the rabbit hole and find myself in Wonderland(although the real world is not exactly that “wonderful”).
One day, Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree?
“Which road do I take?” she asked.
“Where do you want to go?” was his response.
“I don’t know.”
“Then it DOESN”T matter.”
But I can’t help but feel excited for what’s to come. The thought that one day I’ll I’ll be independent, free to make my own choices, the new experiences I’ll have, the new people I’ll meet,everything is just waiting to unfold before me. Because no matter how scared I am to take that first step, I’ll have to embrace it and take it.
According to Cheshire cat, the road “doesn’t matter” nor does the destination. In life, nothing is planned out for you. There is no such thing as a right and wrong path. Your life is an open road. It is your road and your’s only. Others will drive with you but no one will drive it for you.
All you can do is “take the one less traveled by” and take that risk.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road can take you there. Because no matter where that road leads, there will always be a place for you out there.