Life, Musings


When we drive and see a diversion sign, we get frustrated because it means we can’t go on our usual journey, the quick one that gets us from A to B; we have to go the long way round. Although this could mean we see new things, have our eyes opened to a new town or enjoy some new scenery alongside us, we don’t see those possibilities because we’re too impatient to get where we need to go.

I think the same is true in life. We’re so busy on our life journeys, we know where we want to go, we have goals we’re heading for and we don’t want things to get in our way. But if we did slow down and take the time to look around and try a new path or change things up, we might have our eyes opened to new possibilities and opportunities. A future that may be different to what we planned but might actually bring brighter things for us.

Maybe we need to take our blinkers off for a moment and pay more attention to the life we’re leading and all the different roads we could take. Life isn’t about getting from A to B, the fun is in the unknown and being safe won’t necessarily make us happy. Once in a while we should take the time to make that diversion and relish the new path it could take us on.



32 thoughts on “Diversions”

  1. This post is spot on and very well said. We so often miss the view because we are too consumed with getting from A to B. The pleasure in the unexpected or in exploring new unplanned routes can never be under estimated

  2. that is totally true. I kind of like it when our tomtom takes us on random routes when there’s a jam on the motorway – the other day we went through “chelsea-ville”. Not that we were complaining – we are chelsea fans after all!

    And i love the journey that life is taking me, even though it can be s**t. I know everything will work out in the end! 🙂


  3. “The journey is the reward.” That has been my motto for the last crazy year, and I am sticking to it since I have no clear point B. My life seems to be a series of diversions, and all I can do is keep my eyes open during the journey, with the hopes that I see the signs and beauty along the way.

  4. Life is a balance, and that balance is different for everyone. I have very focused days, and days where I like to smell the flowers a bit more. Diversions, then, can be very frustrating, or they can be fun. Depends on my mood.

  5. I want safety. I had my unknown, I want some safety now. Oh, and yes, please, a road to follow, a direction, because now I’m like a cow, from one grass to another without knowing where exactly.

  6. So true and well said. This reminds me of a book an old supervisor gave me about 10 yrs ago that I finally read about 2 yrs ago, “Who Moved My Cheese?”. If you haven’t already, I think you might enjoy it.

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