the journey forward


I think it’s safe to say, most everybody’s path in life has it’s up’s and down’s, sudden shifts, drops, obstacles and challenges. There are times we can’t see beyond a few feet ahead, but keep walking blindly, sometimes with faith hoping the journey will help us arrive to our goals, dreams or greener pastures.  There are some people who have every step of their journey planned out down to every last detail. 

For me, I day dream. I have visions of dreams and goals.  Work hard, learn as much as I can along the way. follow my heart as it will guide me to where I need to be, what is ethical, and what feels right for me. My biggest challenge is, knowing when to turn around and find another path.  That moment you look around and realize you are lost, or you just know something is not right. Something feels wrong, but the motion forward doesn’t stop.  Perhaps with hope things will be better, or just keep second guessing myself.  My thoughts will swerve to “I will stay a little longer, perhaps next month, next season, next year, the time is not right,….” the list goes on.  Next thing you know you have been on this path for a lot longer than planned,  in pretty deep. 

There was a time, I did not know or consider changing course, whether it’s a job, a relationship, or pursuing a dream. There comes a time in one’s own life, it’s ok to change direction. It is okay to walk away from a situation that does not feel right. For some of us, our eyes do not see what is happening around us. 


The road is not always straight, clear, smooth or easy. It’s okay to change roads, it’s okay to change direction even. Never give up on dreaming. It’s in those dreams we find our purpose.


Published by Patricia Bourque Photography

I am Mi'kmaw. My passion is photography. I use my photos as my words. I am from Prince Edward Island. Born in Charlottetown. Just trying to find my way.

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