I enjoyed reading this post by Cupcake Cache about risks taken and choices made. I hope you enjoy it as well . . .
Sometimes people wonder how you were able to travel somewhere or find a particular job…after some reflection, I think sometimes the curve in the road gives you no choice but to follow.
When I reflect upon some of the times, I did something new and against the grain, it was because I could not follow the grain. I had to think outside the book. Growing up in the country (Catskills) in a fairly remote part, yet only 2 hours from New York City made me resourceful. We didn’t have a tv until I was 12 or so. We read. There was a bookmobile and I collected National Geographic from a friend reading of all the countries and the differences. We didn’t have the internet, so I played outside. We did have a beautiful in ground pool, so I swam a lot, helped in the family business (custard stand), and learned how to bake with my mom.
The lack of options might have been good and far easier than someone growing up in a heavily populated area with too many options and too many ways to find trouble . . . continue reading at Cupcake Cache.