Why Did I Make the Harder Choice?



First: full disclosure – I have issues. Most people do. Mine comes from being born backwards. Literally. Came in to this world butt first and have continued to operate under the assumption that this is the way life must be lived. The hard way. Growing up, a frequent refrain from the lips of my sweet mother was, “Elizabeth! For God’s sake – why do you have to do everything the hard way?” or another version was, “Elizabeth! For God’s sake! Were you born backwards?”. Now as she was there, you’d think she’d know the answer but …

My momma has a point. I’ve always chosen the harder road. I’ve always been the one to get in trouble for asking why, demanding answers and generally being a poop disturber. Not in a Breakfast Club kind of way but more of a, “I just don’t see things the same way you do” kind of way. This has made the backwards trip through life quite interesting.

This week on the Entrepreneurial Entrails, I do have a bit of a moan. Why can’t I be like everybody else? Why couldn’t I have just picked one career and said, “Heck yes! This is my life! FOREVER!”. Part of the reason is genetics: I instinctively flinch\clench and involuntarily shudder at the thought of doing the same thing day in and day out for my whole life. I’m breaking out in a cold sweat just thinking about it …

But would my life have been easier? Would I have more money in the bank? More stability? More vacations? More experiences? Probably. Would I have been happy? Very unlikely …

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