You know how, sometimes, when you’re talking with a friend for a long time, you can end up talking about something so random, so unrelated to your original topic that you can’t help but say, “How on earth did we get HERE?”

I love trying to think back and remember which rabbit trails and diversions landed us smack in the middle of, “Remember that time we took the road trip and lost your car?” when we started the conversation with, “How’s the family?” It’s as fun as working backward to figure out when I first met a friend or started reading a blog or heard about something or someone that used to be new.

It’s interesting and kind of fun to see how one twist, one turn can so drastically change a conversation, a relationship, a life.


Did you ever read those Choose Your Own Adventure books? I did. Loved them. But I’m not sure I read them the way they were designed to be read.

See, every time I had to make a choice, I either dog-eared the page (sorry, librarians) or simply kept my finger in that spot. That way I could go back after reading one scenario and see what would happen if I took that other road. I liked keeping my options open.

Who am I kidding? I still like keeping my options open.

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