“I used to be fierce,” she said. ”I don’t know what happened.”
“I fell into a career I didn’t really want,” he said. ”It’s too late to change now.”
Have you, like my two friends, ever woken up one morning wondering, “How did I get here?”
American philosopher and writer, Henry David Thoreau, said, “Our life is frittered away by detail.” As task oriented people, it’s easy for us to move from one “thing” to the next until we wind up in a place we don’t recognize. Or even like.
It’s “The Drift.” And it can happen to any of us. And it usually happens slowly.
Like a boat tied too loosely to the dock, we can drift away from our moorings. Slowly, slowly, the waves of life rock us, push us, nudge us . . . and eventually the knot pulls out and we drift gradually out to sea. Eventually, we can drift so far out to sea that shore is no longer in sight. Continue reading