Detour This Way

"What are you even doing here?"

"I'm sorry?"

"With what you have to offer, don't you think you should be somewhere else? Why here?"

I stared at him for a few seconds, not sure what he wanted me to say in reply to his query. Honestly, I didn't want to be here. I was...sort of...sidetracked, said a voice at the back of my head.

"Well?" he still seemed pressing for an answer.

"If this place has something worthy to offer - why not?"

Two months ago, I came to this forsaken land with a plan - and a suitcase, that I didn't want to unpack.

Two months later, I have stuffed all the contents of the suitcase into the wardrobe. But, when exactly did I decide on staying?

I guess I never did. They all told me to. And me, the control freak who needs to have everything done his way, agreed.

I may have not said it out loud. But I did put my plan on hold. And fed their directions into my mind.

I did something I said I would never do in life.

And that was compromise.

Today, I realise things might not actually work out for me. Just the way I thought they wouldn't when I got here.

Today, I realise the signs have always been there, pointing at it. The signs I have been asking for all this time.

Today, I have answers. Well, some at least.

And perhaps today is the time to get back on my original plan. It won't be any easy the way I had it worked out. But, if it has something worthy to offer - why not?

Besides, nobody said it would be easy; they just said it would be worth it...


  1. Go ahead bro and do what you must. Execute the plan. You have my wishes. Cheers.

  2. "nobody said it would be easy; they just said it would be worth it..."

    I love that line.

    We value that which does not come easy.

    Compromising is a part of life. Try having a Gf and let me know how that never compromising thing goes.