Friday, May 16, 2014

The Road Not Taken

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When I was in sixth grade my teacher read my class a famous poem by Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken". At the time I didn't get it and thought it was pretty stupid. Why would anyone want to travel down a path no one else was taking? Why would anyone want to subject themselves to such cruel uncertainty? It would be a whole lot wiser to take the other path. For one, you knew where it led to and what the conditions would be like. Secondly, it was sure to be much safer. Third, you would certainly make steady road companions with whom you could have endless marshmallow and graham cracker bonfires with. With this said, why on earth would anyone want to take the other road?

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;        5
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,        10
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.        15
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.        20

This past year I have thought about this poem a lot and it has come to mean a lot to me; suffice it to say, I have changed my perspective on it as well. Like Mr.Frost, I have decided to take the road less traveled. While I have given my decision a lot of thought and subjected myself to several sleepless nights over it, it wasn't a difficult decision to make. I am incredibly anxious and scared about my journey but the truth is, I have no interest in going where the other path leads to. While I am most certainly uncertain of where my final destination is, I am, however, certain I will discover where it is I want to be. My path is unpaved, yet this is the way I want it be. I will discover places most will never see, I will have stories no one else will be able to tell, and I will run into other lonesome wanderers with equally unique experiences; this is undoubtedly the adventure I want to have and the road I want to take.

Jacket and Shorts- Misc. Trading and Co. in downtown Fresno, CA
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Halter Crop Tank -
Hat - Forever 21
Boots - Vince Camuto
Necklace - handmade gift from my friend whom I call the 'The Wizard of Wisdom', Alvasaurous Rex aka Alvatron aka Alvaro Martinez

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  1. I'll see you on the road ;) loved this inspiring post!! You rock noosh noosh.

    Ps. The pic of you on the graffiti is everything!!!

    1. Thanks luv <3 Already seeing you on this road, you wanderer you ;)

  2. This is one of my favorite poems! I love the photos as well!

    1. How can anyone not love this poem? :) Thank you Asha!

  3. Amazing photos!Love the outfit!!

  4. you look amazing! love you:)

  5. Gorgeous pictures! You look amazing
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  6. I adore your jacket!

  7. cool look and so positive photos!

  8. This is pure inspiration to me! I'm young, but I had to make a decision like this and I decided to take the road not taken.. It's a decision for next year, so I don't have a clue of how it'll turn out, but the feeling of making that decision is great, it like adrenaline.
    The photos are great! I love your look :)
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  9. Love the pop of purple in a very neutral outfit!!