I recently became aware of this Bill Watterson style cartoon at Zen Pencils, drawn to go with words to a 1990 commencement speech Watterson gave his Alma Mater, Kenyon College during the time he was producing Calvin and Hobbes cartoons.
I can really relate to this strip, as I have always followed the road less travelled in my "professional" career. I think this has led many people to not "get me" over the years including family members. This was actually before I "stopped working" altogether and taught my children at home. After that, people really didn't know what to do with me.
Watterson's sage advice paired with these wonderful drawings really encouraged me that even though I am ending my 5 year journey as a happy SAHD, that my path on the road less travelled will continue to make all the difference.
Next Time: Being Paid to watch Saturday Night Live