I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books growing up. I was fascinated by how little simple decisions altered the outcome of the book and the lives of the characters. The film Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow, is based on a similar concept. This film alternates between two parallel universes, as it follows the different courses the central character's life could take depending on whether or not she catches a train.
Your family tree is like a Choose Your Own Adventure. Your ancestors made decisions that altered the course of their lives and ultimately your life.
Some of those decisions were big, like deciding to leave a native country for a better life, accepting or rejecting a new job offer, attending a university or college and some were smaller everyday decisions like attending a party or special event (or deciding not to). Every decision changed a path and every path led to an opportunity to meet new people.
This couple met because when they were 18 years old, they both made a decision to say YES and accepted their offer to attend Kalamazoo College. Maybe they attended the same party, maybe they met though a mutual friend, maybe they signed up for the same class (I was too entertained by Kevin's stories to ask). The point is they both made decisions along the way that granted their souls the opportunity to finally meet! The rest is history and today this couple is married and has two beautiful children. Take a peek at our lovely session that we photographed at their Alma Mater.
That feeling you get when your Choose Your Own Adventure works out better than you had hoped...
All because you met the love of your life...
"Understand the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it.
Dwell in possibility," Oprah