The Road Not Taken
Do you remember reading this poem in school?
I do, and it had a huge impact on how I am living my life.
When I wanted to transition from a closing agent to a loan officer, I was told “women don’t work on commission—they need a stable income”. So I quit and went to work at another mortgage company who embraced me.
When I started my own mortgage company, my competitors told people that “women don’t own mortgage companies” and that I would go bankrupt in 6 months.
When I did the first online mortgage seminars in 2002, I was told it would never work. We had over 200 loan officer attend the very first one.
I recently ran across this poem by Robert Frost and wanted to share it with you as a reminder that taking the less traveled road could “make all the difference”.
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
BY ROBERT FROST
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
and sorry I could not travel both
and be one traveler, long I stood
and looked down one as far as I could
to where it bent in the undergrowth.
Then took the other, as just as fair,
and having perhaps the better claim,
because it was grassy and wanted wear;
though as for that the passing there
had worn them really about the same.
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet, knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.