Decisions. Why? Why do I need to choose? Can't I just let it happen? How do I know what choice is the right one, and, is there a right one? Or, is there a WRONG one?


AHHHHH


Ok ok ok. So just a heads up, I tend to be a bit over-dramatic, but this is just the way my brain is wired. I'm sorry. But I have to deal with it too, so bear with me.

I'm walking on stilts in slow motion. I can see many things in the distance. They are all attractive and turn my curiosity meter to juuussst the right level. The trouble is, I'm about to make my next step, and I need to decide towards what thing am I to walk towards, but I just don't know what to do. Hesitation will mean I will trip and stumble, and these are some precariously high stilts here. We're talking 12-feet tall. So falling IS an option, but it's messy, and it'll take a while to get back up. And time won't just stop, so I need to know where I am going. Or at least, in what direction am I setting off in. And my pounding heart is like the ticking of a clock... each echoing boom threatens the danger of falling on my face.


What the am I supposed to do with my life now that I'm graduating?

I thought this was supposed to be exciting. MAN is this hard!

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Comment by Teena on February 8, 2013 at 11:52pm

Aaah...choices, choices! Indeed there can be so many. Numerous factors and variables to take in consideration. We can somewhat narrow it down to size: Your interest (what on earth do you like), Your innate skills and abilities (what and things you are good at), Personality/Attitude (Are you an outgoing person or you wish to be alone), Your objectives and rewards (Answer the question "why do I want to do this?" is it to have fun? serve others? or be popular and be wealthy woman on earth?

Now, now...nobody can really tell if you did the right decision. Only you can. Take time for a little self-introspection Whats wonderful is, you have the power to change your decisions and try another if things didn't work out. Do not be afraid to err..."fall off your stilts". That's how we learn, gain wisdom and get back up again. Hopefully, a stronger, better and wiser person.

Hmm, I see you write very well, and very poetic too. Dramatic you say? Right side of the brain much dominant? Maybe in the field of arts and literature? :)

Comment by Pastelpainter on February 9, 2013 at 2:22am

I agree with Teena, maybe journalism?

Comment by MM on February 9, 2013 at 5:38pm

I found the following quite interesting, and the results for me were right on !

http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Who-Are-You-Meant-to-Be-Self-Assessment...

Comment by Valerie on February 10, 2013 at 7:00pm
Thanks! Here's a what I got....



Your Result:
Striving to Be In Control
You are a leader: You approach everything as though you were born to be in charge. Confident, assertive, and decisive, you know what you want and you go after it. You also look out for family, friends, and community—you feel you know what’s best for them—and have no fear of confronting anyone who challenges your ideas. Taking the driver’s seat, you also generously donate time and energy to people and neighborhood projects.
What to watch out for: When you feel threatened, or others refuse to go along with your agenda, you can become confrontational and domineering, sometimes to the point of being dictatorial. Practice letting someone else take charge on occasion. Also try meditation; it can help you become more aware of your controlling impulses and ease the anxiety that may be provoking them.
Looking ahead: You discover your purpose when you take control of your environment. For you, finding a decision-making role is key. That could mean anything from producing a play to spearheading a global campaign for something you care about. In work, you’re suited for leadership positions in education, government, industry, finance, religious institutions, or politics. But you can find satisfaction anytime you’re given the autonomy to do things your own way.
Comment by Tami on February 11, 2013 at 9:09am

Taking the next step is always a little scary...no matter what age or stage of life we are in...I'm 35 and still trying to "figure things out" Making a mistake is normal as well...I agree as well with Teena...I loved reading your post and look forward to reading more!

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