Monday, March 26, 2012

Which Road Do You Travel?

An opportunity has presented itself to me and I must decide to either take on a new task or pass. This isn't an easy decision. There are benefits to doing it and benefits to saying not now. But which is the right one? How do you make decisions?

I've gone over the list of the reasons to say "Yes!" There are many. I'll grow as a person. I'll learn more about something I already have a great love of. It will help me with future plans to help kids build their self-esteem. Oh, the list goes on. Then there's the reasons to say, "not now or maybe ever." It will intrude on my writing time. (That's a big one.) But, it might help my writing too. (Note the confusion.) What will I do with it when I'm done?

I try to feel around inside myself for that buzzing in my gut that says, "yes, do this." I don't notice it, but does that mean fear has numbed the sensation? Or is the buzzing absent because the answer should be no? I don't want to miss out on an opportunity if the Universe is trying to tell me something, but I don't want to drown myself in good intentions.

So, tell us. How do you go about deciding on which road to take in your life?


  1. Hmm. Sounds like you've got quite a decision to make but the lack of detail makes it hard to tell what I might do in a similar situation. That 'now or never' part puts me in a 'go for it' mode. Chances are, my writing will be there, especially if I'm working on a self-imposed calendar.

    Good luck. If you're exactly where you're supposed to be in God's plan, you'll figure it out as you go and more is laid out in front of you.

  2. What I tend to do, dear heart, is pray on it, meditate on it. I also can't help but mull the pros and cons and I think it's human nature to second and third guess major decisions. Do your best to clear your mind of the mulling and be still and listen to that inward voice.

    You can't lose, Stacey.

    w/a M. Kate Quinn