There are times when we may not feel as though our lives are going in the direction we had hoped. We may have had a door close for us, so we went through an open one that did not lead us where we thought it would.

So, we make some changes.

Some people use this as an opportunity to change jobs, lifestyles or where they live. With change comes a new hope. For some, that is the road that leads up the corporate ladder or a higher educational degree or, for some, it's the road to their special someone.

Then, there are times when our lives are going just fine, but we think the grass may be greener on the other side. Since we cannot see what is on the other side of that fence, we remain curious and always imagine how amazing it must be over there even though it isn't any better than the life we already have.

There may be times in our lives where our curiosity led us down the path to where we jumped over that fence. At first everything was incredible, but as time went on, we realized that we were missing some aspects in our lives that we truly needed and wanted ... some aspects that we may have even had before we let our curiosity get to the best of us.

Leaps are good to take in life as long as we don't lose what we already have even if that sometimes doesn't appear to be all that good. We may not realize it, but sometimes when we feel like our lives are not going well, we will one day look back and realize how happy we actually were.

Sometimes everything that we may have been looking for our whole lives can be right where we left it, right where we originally started - on our side of the fence.


Ahwatukee Foothills resident Michelle "Mikey" Arana is a 2003 graduate of Mountain Pointe High School. She offers free peer advice, however, Mikey is not licensed or trained, just a fellow friend to the community. All inquiries made to Mikey will remain anonymous unless legal issues occur. She can be reached at or


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