I’ve previously written a blog about the fact that our lives are mapped out from the minute we’re born. But even so, it’s important to understand that through our lives, we will come across opportunities that will be obvious to those of us who are adept at reading between the lines, but for those of us who aren’t, it doesn’t mean we can’t learn.
Until something happens to change our course, our life is mapped out. We follow a path set out for us, in some cases without being able to digress. We’re also not expected to argue or fall foul of those intentions, but we may choose to resist. We never move away from resisting.
It’s often something that’s said that wouldn’t have been obvious to anyone else, but it triggers a thought process in us. Something that changes a thought, the course of events and a changed life forever. In my own case, I didn’t know at that time what my physical and emotional issues were, but it was at that point when my journey began.
A conversation about a difficult birth with my mum spelt out a new beginning for me. It was my time to find out. I wasn’t done. I then began the process of looking for a diagnosis and The CP Diary was then born. And that’s my point, our life can change in a split second and that’s all it may take.
Yes, our life starts one way, continues throughout our formative years with a family who either support, or fail to support, but it’s looking out for and being aware of those opportunities that allow us to dictate a new path so that we can eventually change course.
If it hadn’t been for that moment, the opportunity and a conversation, I would have had to have waited for a new opportunity to find out. I was determined not to give up. I was determined to find out. Yes, just never give up.