I'm just watching an episode of one of my favourite TV shows, Castle, and something Richard Castle says to his daughter Alexis got me thinking.
You see, I'm in a pretty good section of my life right now. I have two absolutely amazing daughters who make me very proud. I have an intelligent and beautiful wife, a job that pays the mortgage and is fun at the same time. I have (almost) everything I'd wish for (isn't there always something else and isn't that what makes life fun?), but it wasn't always like that.
I've been through bad times too. Actually there was a time when I could've been called the black sheep in the family. When I look back at those times I often think how different my current life could be if I hadn't made those mistakes. And then, watching TV, this quote by Richard Castle comes along:
"One day you'll look back and you'll realise that every experience you ever had, every seeming mistake or blind alley was actually a straight line to who you were meant to be." ~ Richard Castle
Maybe this is not the deepest thought I've ever heard, but it gives me a sense of content, of belonging. Maybe if I had done only one thing differently in my past life, maybe even one of those decisions I'm least proud of, I might not have those two wonderful daughters now whom I love more than life itself. Maybe I wouldn't be with that wonderful wife who drives me mad at least once a day. Maybe my life would've turned out differently, but I doubt it'd have turned out better.
May the Plus be with you,
- Minnesota State University MoorheadMultimedia Development, 2001 - 2003
- Minnesota State University MoorheadElementary Education, 1996 - 2000
- Northwestern CollegeGraphic Design, 1994 - 1995
- Eden Prairie High School1990 - 1994
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