The Road Not Traveled
Still, over time, friends old and new will come to me when they need to sort through a problem, because I will pose the questions a skilled therapist tends to ask. A friend working towards a degree in that discipline has said the field would be perfect for me. While I enjoy it, that's not a passion-I just like to provide a fresh perspective when called upon for that task.
This week seems to be one where I've been called on to take on that role several times. I got a panicked text from a former coworker. She had a situation with her child that was really worrying her, the school honestly dropped the ball in handling it, and she told me when we spoke was that her first thought was to call me. Her rationale was 'Suzanne will be able to hear it out and break it down for me in a way I will understand.' Which is rather funny, because last year, we were butting heads more often than not.
So, even though my path went left, sometimes, I do seem to detour onto the path to the right.