My life has rarely taken me down the road I expected to be on. Sometimes I feel like it’s my fault that I’m not where I thought I should be. Then I think back… and really, I have very few regrets. Although I’m nowhere near where I thought I’d be by now, I’ve learned a lot and met people who have changed my life forever. If I hadn’t taken such an unexpected road, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. A few years ago, I adopted the saying, “An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.” by G. K. Chesterton . I’ve tried to remember that when life presents me with surprises.
For my job, I take inbound Roadside Assistance calls. People call me and they’re generally a little grumpy and upset because something happened to their rental car that threw a wrench in their plans. The interesting part about all this is… I like it! I like talking to people all over the US and Canada and I like the challenge of making a bad situation better. I like how by the end of the call I have usually seen a turn around in the whole demeanor of the person I’m talking to. It’s a challenging and sometimes stressful job, but to sum things up, it’s a perfect fit for me right now, and ironically fits right in with my thoughts today. The sad part is, they’re closing down the Roadside department in Salt Lake, so I won’t be doing it much longer. It’s just another fork in the road of my life. I look forward to whatever comes next.
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
– Mother Theresa