As usual this is a post that sits floating for a while then gets confirmation by another event.
Thinking of the events of 10 years ago on 9/11 during the week took me back to a thought I have had and I’m sure many of you can concur.
What if I hadn’t been so determined to attend the secondary school I wanted to go to. Would my life have been different? Probably. Would I have met the same people? Probably not. Would I have received the same results and still become a psychologist? I don’t know.
Sliding doors the movie…I totally got that concept. It played out the thoughts I had long-held in my head.
What if I hadn’t applied for that job in the country down the coast. Would I have stayed with my long-term boyfriend? Would I have met Mr Pisces anyway?
What if I acted differently in certain situations, friendships or stressful situations?
What if I had have stopped by my grandmas the day of her stroke as I had thought to instead of brushing off the thought and justifying I would see her in a few days? What if?
And those 2977 people who lost their lives. What if they hadn’t entered the building that day or got on that flight? Those thousands of people who for whatever reason didn’t enter the building that day or didn’t catch that flight. Do they ever think what if?
I’m not wanting to change anything. And I know we can’t change anything. I know it’s not helpful to ruminate. But I do like to ponder.
Have you ever thought about it? Has anything significant happened that you reflected upon and thought that’s a sliding doors moment? Or what could’ve been?
Those beautiful souls of 9/11 who lost their lives : You are always in our thoughts. A day that we all remember where we were. Our what if’s can’t bring you back. But we will always be remembering.