Kim and I are writing on a prompt a day for the month of December. Feel free to join in anytime!


Prompt 29: Decisions, decisions. What decisions did you make this year? Were they easy to make? Or hard? How did you come to your decision? Did you make a pro and con list? Go with your gut? Ask for advice?

When it comes to making decisions I’m either so definite that I won’t entertain any other options. Or I have no idea what to do and resemble a squirrel darting around in the middle of the road.

This way!

No, this way!

No, the other way!

And I’ll ask everyone I know what I should do. I’m like the Davy Crockett of inquiry. Hunting down the right answer. Someone out there knows what I should do!

In the past I’ve been scared ofΒ  making decisions because I’m fearful I’ll make the wrong choice. I very much dislike regret and making mistakes. So I’ll hem and haw and won’t make any decision for fear it’s the wrong one.

But is an incredibility useless way to be.

Looking back I can come up with very few scenarios in which I think, eh, that wasn’t the greatest choice. And so far in our marriage, the biggest mistake we made was this one time when we bought a cheap washing machine.

Now that I’m over a decade into making my own choices, 100% of the time, I’ve come to realize very few things are permanent.

You don’t like the choice you made? How can you change it?

You decided to go down one path but now realize it’s not for you? Change it.

You were going one way and then a life event happened? Change directions.

Decide, go, adjust. Decide, go, adjust. Decide, go, adjust.


Sarah is a thiry-something wife to an engineer and mother of three. She loves teaching aerobic and cycling classes, learning to shoot with her DSLR in manual mode, and drinking coffee.