“Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. You’re curious and smart and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off. There are so many adventures that you miss because you’re waiting to think of a plan. To find them, look for tiny interesting choices. And remember that you are always making up the future as you go.”
― Randall Munroe, xkcd: volume 0
“Take wrong turns.” I certainly have made enough of those. Not knowing where I was going. Not even knowing that I was turning. Wrong or otherwise. Similarly, I have taken the road less traveled, though not necessarily intentionally. I just ended up on those paths. Probably by making wrong turns.
“…you are always making up the future as you go.” I am a planner by nature but the future? The future leaves me stymied. Who knows what the future will bring? Rather than making it up as I go, it unfolds as I move along the road less travelled…after taking more than a few wrong turns.