The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
We have all struggled with making decisions and agonising about which road to take. As soon as we choose one direction, we can irrevocably alter the course of our lives. This can make choosing all the harder, as we weigh up gains and losses by dint of choosing, often afraid of making a choice for fear of unforeseen consequences. People often explore these kinds of questions in therapy.
Life is full of choices, uncertainty and new adventures and challenges whichever path we take. Do we forge our own path or follow one well worn by others? Is the harder path going to hold the greater reward? Will we in time, regret the choices we made? In order to gain some things in life, we must let others go. People often come to therapy to get support for changes they want to make in their lives.
Deciding to go to therapy can be one of those defining decisions a person makes in their life. It has the potential to shape your future. Here you can explore, past regrets, the what ifs and the maybes. You never know where life and the journey of therapy will take you, Life is about the paths you choose to walk through, not about the roads not taken.