Have you ever seen the movie Sliding Doors? It's an older movie with Gwyneth Paltrow (who I love). The movie takes you through two different realities of the main character, Helen. In one reality, she is on her way home and catches the subway, in the other, she misses it. It goes on to show how one insignificant thing, like missing the subway that day, changes the rest of her life.
I've always found that fascinating to think about. It's amazing to me how one tiny moment can change everything. Being somewhere, saying something, or waking up late, can redefine your life.
I don't believe in fate. I don't believe in destiny.
I do believe in choices.
It's crazy to think about just how much our everyday choices impact our lives. For instance, had I not decided to go with my friends to a concert 8 years ago, I never would have met Noah, who asked me for my phone number. Had I not given Noah my number, he never would have called me and asked me to go out with him. Had I not agreed to hang out with him and some friends, he never would have brought along Jake. If Jake had been busy that night, he never would have tagged along, and we never would have started talking.... we never would have started dating, we never would have gotten married.
All because I went to a concert.
It kind of makes me realize how important the choices we make are, even when it's something that seems small. You never know when a small moment might turn into a big one.
I'm sure there are many moments I've missed because they happened too early in the morning! I have got to start going to bed earlier!