Monday, 12 July 2010

The road ahead


You never know what hazards lie on the road ahead.  I sat down on Friday night and tried to write a post explaining my prolonged absence...After a frustrating 45 minutes, I gave up. I just couldn't find the right words. 

But then I remembered these apposite words by Joseph Campbell that recently arrived in my inbox, which convey almost exactly the thoughts that have been circulating in my head for the past two weeks.  So, why try to say it any differently?

The one thing that I would add is this...it is frightening how fast and how unexpectedly your life can change.  What is more astonishing, perhaps, is our ability to cope in the face of great adversity.  That, for me, is the most reassuring thought of all.   

6 comments:

JO SOWERBY said...

i love this post genevieve. it really sums up for me how i also feel about things which have happened to me in recent months. i lost my job in not such pleasant circumstances 7 mths ago but really over the last 4 1/2 years my career has been all over the place. i applied for loads of jobs but it wasnt until i was talking to a manager post interview who encouraged me to apply for my dream job again that i got more confident and did just that. i am now 4 weeks into my new job and loving it. i never would have been here if i hadnt lost my job and met that lady!!!!
Jo xxxx

Denise R said...

Those are very good words and so true! Hope you are doing well and would love to see you again if you ever get over this way! We "Roses" miss Genevieve!

Curlywiggles said...

i've had a couple of (quite scary) occasions where my life has literally changed over night. i'm always surprised with how well i cope with it. i find that over time you realise that everything happens for a reason.

Meghann said...

I'm thinking of you and hope that everything turns out for the best. Hang in there! P.S. Beautiful photos & I love that quote!

Sian said...

I'm really hoping that whatever it is, it turns round the right way for you. Life cen certainly throw up a lot of surprises and I love how you have posted honestly about your feelings here. All the very best x

sharyncarlson said...

I am thinking of you! Hoping everything turns out well!