Shocked or Shaken? (Keep Walking)


Sometimes unexpected events can shock you a bit, but it doesn’t shake you. Other times, the unexpected comes into your life like a tornado and totally obliterates what you thought would happen.

That’s kind of how my week is already going.

I can be so sure of the smallest of things. My prediction: “Life will take me down this road, then I’ll turn right, take another right, one more right, and I’m there!” It makes perfect sense… Until things go totally, completely, unexpectedly left, and life is now hanging upside down.

What do I do?

I’ve learned a few things in the past few days, one of them being: keep walking. I’ve received shocking text messages, unexpected news from Facebook, and phone calls that made me a little more nervous than I wanted to be.

The thing is… I just decided to keep walking. I knew the feeling would pass, whether it was embarrassment or sadness, anger or regret. As quickly as the chaos came, just as quickly I knew it would leave, if I chose to keep walking… to keep my eyes locked on the path I was meant to walk that day.

Though I was shocked, I wasn’t shaken. I didn’t change my destination for the day.

Have you ever had shocking events that seem to come totally out of left field? Someone from your past knocks on your door, someone from your present leaves, or your 5-year plan gets a little more complicated? What do you do? My suggestion: Just keep walking. You’ll soon find out where this road you’re on leads to. And you might be pleasantly surprised. 

Signing off,



2 thoughts on “Shocked or Shaken? (Keep Walking)

  1. Wow… I love this message. And I needed to hear it. Thanks for your carefully crafted writing. It’s an easy, enjoyable, yet thought-provoking read. Keep up the great work.

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