Connecting the Wrong Dots

Listen to silence. It has so much to say. Rumi

I thought I had it all figured out. I thought I knew exactly which path I was on, and exactly where I was going – but now I believe I connected the wrong dots.

My passions are books, history, and travel. Absolutely no question that I love these things; I’ve been crazy about them for the past 45 years! I suspect, though, that within these large loves, I’ve picked the wrong connecting thread. In fact, I know that this is what happened because even though I’ve already set up the preliminary framework online, and rearranged the house to create a dedicated work space, I’m stalled. I can’t seem to move forward.

I can’t move forward because I keep thinking of an alternate path to take, one that is also rooted in books, history, and travel, but mixes them in a different way. I’ve spent much time reflecting on what I want to do, how I want to do it, and now, why I’m hesitating. I suspect I was sidetracked by opting for the route that will more readily produce an income. I feel, though, that if I continue with book selling as the primary path, it will be a betrayal, a defeat of the purpose of reinventing my life.

Books to Travel

So. I’m starting over, again. Collecting and selling books about historic trails will be a side hustle, travelling the trails myself, and possibly with others will by the main thing.

And, I feel so much better having said that out loud!

~ Debbie MacLeod

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