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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Decisions, Decisions

I am trying to make a big decision about my professional life and it has reminded me just how much I hate making big decisions.

We will look back at this scary change and be thankful for the decision we made because it will take us to the finish line :)

I over-think everything and I totally let it turn me into a nervous wreck. I start to regret my decision even before I make it.

In the past I have started with making a pro and con list. At the very least this gives me something concrete to do and makes me feel like I am making some sort of progress towards making my decision.

Usually though, I just have some sort of gut feeling or sense of what is right for me and that ultimately makes my decision for me.

That magical decision making force is not coming to me this time though.

A part of me wants to stay with what is familiar and favor my personal life and relationships over my career. However, I also fear that this is just the voice of inertia. Change is scary. Am I just trying to avoid the unknown?

I love seeing this fuzzy face every day (and the half of a non fuzzy face in the pic too)

Another part of me wants a job that compels me again. I want to feel the spark again. I want to be out interacting with me and getting new experiences. I also know that this is the time to do it, before I want to have kids. Plus, I have totally depleted my frequent flier miles and hotel points.

I have until Friday to decide, so by Christmas at least, I will know one way or the other.

How do you tackle making big decisions?


  1. Hey, I have a quick question I wanted to ask you about your blog, do you think you could send me an email when you get this? Thanks! Tiffany

  2. I hope you were able to make a decision! I usually go with my gut too, so it would be difficult if that wasn't coming to you!