It seems like many times during our life we come upon a fork in our road of life, and when we do, we have to make a decision as to which road to take. This is not always an easy decision, and sometimes it can be a very dramatic decision that will affect the rest of our life. Life is not always a straight path, and there are many circumstances in our lives that can bring about a fork in our road, including heath issues, divorce, school and education decisions, job issues and many other personal and family issues.
When we come to that fork in the road and take the new road less traveled, it is almost a certainty that we can never go back. That old road is now our past, and while we can retain the memories and experiences - both good and bad - of the old road, it is the new road we are now traveling that has to become the main focus in our life.
In our lives we face many new forks as we travel along our personal road of life, and while we may have some regrets about the road we left behind, move forward on the new road and grasp all the new experiences and life events ahead of us.
Personally, I have taken many new forks on my road of life, and while I do have fond memories and even some regrets about a few of the old roads I traveled, I have many more positive memories and thoughts of the experiences I gained on the different forks in the road I traveled though out my lifetime. These experiences have made me who I am today, and I think that is a positive thing.
Yogi Berra once enigmatically quipped, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it!" and from my experiences, I agree with him.