This blog began as an ongoing commentary about life and life changes. Paul Potts was the inspiration at first, other stories arose, but Roadturn isn’t about anyone in particular. It’s not even about me. That’s a lesson I need to remember. The story is bigger than any of us; it concerns that amazing, mysterious path that is before us. It concerns our choices, our results, and our observations along the way.
My initial excitement about the Paul Potts story–a guy who went from despair to success, almost overnight–provided me the fuel to keep going during an especially difficult time in my life. Like Paul, my health had faltered, my dreams were flickering, and I was all but bankrupt in every measurable way. I hoped to emulate him, to see my situation miraculously reverse. But it did not. At least not in the same way.
I have certainly seen changes in the more than two years since Roadturn began. My life now is much different than it was then, but it is also still the same. I have yet to realize my own Roadturn–that point where one choice makes all the difference. Or maybe, the choice was made a long time ago, and I have yet to follow through. We’ll see. One thing for sure; I can’t give up. I tried to do that. I tried to snuff this blog and go on. My hopes were smashed one too many times. I almost resigned myself to give up the dream and embrace the status quo. But I can not.
So RoadTurn is back. This site is for you and me to reflect on the journey and encourage one another along the way. Your comments and ideas are welcome. I wish you and yours the very best.