The Third Road

brown wooden dock surrounded with green grass near mountain under white clouds and blue sky at daytime

None of the above

When I was at a crossroads a few years back deciding what I. Wanted to do I couldn’t choose between becoming an English teacher at a university here, or becoming a translator. So, I took the middle road and got a master’s degree in applied linguistics. My thinking at the time was that this degree would give me options. If one thing didn’t work, I always had the other to fall back on.

You always have both options. And even more than that, there is also a third option.

None of the above.

Your road doesn’t have to be decided by a decision you made decades ago, and it doesn’t have to be set in concrete either. Giving yourself more options in the future may sound like a good plan, but you always have the option of more options. You always have the option of the third road.

Well, unless you limit your thinking that is.



Subscribe to my yamabushi newsletter


photo of red paper lanterns
Sometimes you just can’t take the culture out of someone.
man person flying arm
Get your ideas out
shining chinese lanterns above bike parked near cafe
Public service and serving the public


photo of person writing on notepad
Leave as little up to fate as possible
black and white dartboard
Have a New Years Resolution? Start now
Unforgiving and forgiving at the same time


a person meditating
Create. Meditate. Move.
Sourdough starter
gray stone with green plant
Reaching Enlightenment in Zen and owning stuff: Seeing the truth in the empty
Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

Get In Touch

Sakata City, Yamagata, Japan

Share this:

Like this:

Like Loading...
Scroll to Top