The road taken… – by N. J. Lindquist

A few people have been talking about what they took home from this year’s Write! Canada conference this year.  (E.g. Janet Sketchley’s blog)

What did I bring home? Memories.

Most of us are familiar with the Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken,” with its famous ending,

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

But there are times I think my life is more like the Dr. Seuss book, Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!

I must have read that book out loud a thousand times or more over the years. It was one of my sons’ favourites. Okay, one of my favourites too. :)

Basically, it’s about the reality that one small thing can lead to another and that leads to another and so forth. As I look back on my life, so many things, all of which seemed minor or random at the time, resulted in meaningful things later on.

This year’s conference was my 26th.

If you want to know how I got to my first one, and why there have been 26, check out my guest blog here:

June 23, 2014

About the author 

N. J. Lindquist

N. J. Lindquist is the award-winning author of books, articles, short stories, and blog posts. She also edits and publishes the "Hot Apple Cider" anthologies. A former high school teacher, N. J. co-founded The Word Guild and teaches workshops for writers as well as speaking on various topics including creativity and leadership.

  • Memories are a great thing to bring home from a conference, NJ, and thank you for all the time and work you invested in keepig this conferece happening. That core goup of leadership has given attendees a gift.

    It was great connecting with you at Write Canada. Thanks for sharing my link.

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