Decisions are happening around me everyday. Hell, I’m making decisions everyday. Life is constantly throwing me fast pitches, curve balls, and whatever that switch-up pitch thingy is. I don’t ever get the soft, but straight, slow pitch, and I can’t imagine that anyone else does either. Actually, life has proven that fact to me over the past couple of days.
In my own life, I have been making decisions left and right. Decisions that will change not only my life, but the lives of my family, coworkers, and friends. As most of my faithful readers are my friends, you all know that I will be moving at the end of June to northwest Arkansas. This is a huge commitment for Nathan and I because we haven’t found jobs yet.
We’re committing to a path, to a decision, and were sticking to it. Thats sometimes what you have to do.
Decide. And stick with it.
It’s hard, though. Sometimes when I’m most stressed about whatever life is throwing at me, I have those doubting thoughts that try to derail our current plans. Luckily, I have Nathan, the ever-grounded and much more patient in our relationship.
Close friends and family of mine are struggling to make the decisions that life keeps throwing at them, too, and unfortunately I’m usually no good with spoken words. This is a much easier outlet for me, as I can think enough to make sure that I’m saying what I mean. I can also realize when I’m giving advice that really isn’t mine to give. That old saying about walking in someone else’s shoes is true, even with your friends.
Mostly, what I need and want to say, is that my thoughts and prayers are with them. Those difficult decisions will be made, and life will change, and then it will go on. I’m going to end this with one of my favorite quotes by Henry David Thoreau:
“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
That’s really all we can do.
Happy reading, writing, job applying, and decision making, from me and mine. =)
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