Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ~Robert Frost

At a young age, I knew that I wanted to make a difference in the lives of those around me. In high school I was friends with every crowd….and especially friends with the kid who had no crowd at all… At only 13 years old I decided I wanted to be a doctor. I loved science and medicine, but more importantly I thought that a career as a doctor would give me the biggest opportunity to help those in need.

Although I started down the road to med school…proudly wearing my rose colored glasses….in time I realized that it just wasn’t meant to be. I had the knowledge….the education….the passion needed to become a doctor, but it wasn’t enough to overcome my need to become a mother. Eight years ago, when I was still on that road my husband and I decided to have a baby. I was certain that I could do it all! Wife, mother, and doctor! Everything changed the moment I held my baby girl in my arms. While I had no doubt “it all” could be done….I started to ask myself if I that was what I really wanted….

As far back as I can remember I have always done things the hard way. Not to be difficult but because I often found that the hardest roads lead to the best destinations. When I made the choice to step off the road to medical school, I was lost. I didn’t know what I wanted to do….I had no map and no clear path…just a destination…to help others. It sounds crazy but at that time it would of been easier to just follow the beaten path and become a doctor. Instead I stepped back and looked for another path.

A few years ago I started my blog “Takin The Road Less Traveled”. To my surprise I found a dream within myself that I had never seen before….one that would not only make me happy but would also allow me to help others. That’s when I began to share my journey with others. My goal at Takin The Road Less Traveled is to share with the world why day after day I chose to take the path less traveled….to help people see that life isn’t about the storms you have to weather …its about finding the strength to wait for the rainbow.

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