Just because your path is different, does not mean you are lost or going in the wrong direction. Yes, I suppose there is a basic formula for life, but outside of that, I believe anything goes. If more of us were true to ourselves I believe we would lead more contented lives. It took me a long time and many lessons later to genuinely be true to myself. And as things evolve and blossom I finally see and feel that magic in life on a daily.
Shakespeare had it right from the beginning, (although so hard to apply in a society that pressures you to go in one particular direction) "To Thine Own Self Be True." I mean really, if one forges that kind of a relationship with oneself, what could possibly go wrong?
You might just be witness to your dreams and reality colliding. -tM