“Joseph Campbell wrote, “If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” ~ Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
I expected to check in sooner after my last post saying I was taking a break – I hope you have been well. It may not come as a surprise that this in fact will be my last official post on Sara T, M.D. I can’t begin to tell you how much this process has meant to me over the last 5 years. I remember when I wrote my very first post and was so nervous about sending it into cyberspace. Even though I knew my mother would be the only other person to probably see it, besides Colin and I, it still felt so vulnerable to me. In fact, I heard someone speaking recently about writing and how it is one of the most vulnerable things you can do when you share it with the world, and as many of us know, vulnerability is the birthplace of beautiful things.
What started out as a creative endeavor to explore topics I was interested in, grew into an amazing learning experience that I couldn’t have expected. I learned so much in terms of content, writing, technology, social media, community and so much more. I appreciate those of you who have checked in now and again, or even regularly, over the last 5 years. I am truly grateful for the support.
I did talk a bit about my reasons for saying goodbye to my blog in my last post, and I just want to add one more succinct reason – it’s time. I trust my intuition on certain decisions in life when it is really speaking to me, and this is one of those occasions. I’m certainly not giving up writing and creating and will continue to do that in other avenues.
I do hope you will stay connected with me on social media. I tend to hang out most often on Twitter, but I also spend time on Instagram and Pinterest. You can also find me over at Physicians For Physicians where Colin and I continue to evolve.
So long for now…be well. I will leave you with one of my favorite poems.
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
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.