Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Decisions, Decisions

I think my favorite thing about my life right now is that the possibilities seem endless. 
However, I feel like while I love the direction I'm headed in some aspects of my life (my relationships and my job), in others I'm a little bit confused about where certain decisions will take me further down the road. 

I have been blessed enough to be surrounded by encouraging and inspiring men and women who listen to my dilemmas and offer superb advice--even if they contradict one another. The trouble is no matter what they suggest, they all wrap up with (roughly) the same thing, "At the end, of the day you need to do what makes you happy."

What if I know what makes me happy now, but am not sure if I will like where I end up because of it? I often find my heart at war with itself, one half raging on for what I know is more practical and I'm fairly certain would make me happy and the other crying out for what appears to be risky, but I know would make me truly happy--but only if it worked out. 

If only we knew with certainty how different decisions would impact our futures... 
I guess the risks wouldn't be worth it if we always knew how each of them would turn out though. 

In the mean time, I'll continue to listen to advice, pray and consider my options, never forgetting:

"It's never too late to be what you always may have been."
-George Eliot

I hope if you're going though a season of tough decision making that this quote brings you comfort as well!


Ashley Lane Hamlin said...

I just took a big one. It was absolutely worth it! But I also put a lot of thought and prayer into it.

Just remember that even if it's a great decision, that doesn't mean life is perfect. I still have little day to day battles. I'm just much happier facing them!

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Randomly decided to visit your blog today and read this (obviously).

I think that statement that people make "do what makes you happy" is partially flawed. Happiness is a fleeting concept. Something that makes us happy today, makes us sad tomorrow. Playing a video game makes me happy, but if I decide to do that I miss out on things that might be boring or time consuming but will ultimately be more fulfilling.

Instead of trying to do what will make you happy, decide which choices will help fulfill your goals for your life. The fulfillment will cause happiness, even joy.


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Unknown said...

Well put! Being a grown up sure does suck sometimes.... good luck with your decision making!!