Turning 27 and finally feeling something like an adult has come with thinking to the future and having to do what you have to do as an adult and make important decisions.
I came across an article on The Wireless a little while back which I thought would be the answer to all my problems; How to make difficult decisions. Turns out it didn’t make the decisions for me, but it was an interesting and thought-provoking read. It encompassed some of the philosophies I already live by such as ‘no decision is the wrong decision, each one leads to a new experience’ and ‘you’re in charge of your life – if you don’t like it, change it.’ It also addressed the main difficulty I have in my decision making – commitment or fear thereof.
‘Many very intelligent people find it difficult to commit to things because they think by committing they’re closing the door to other options.’ I don’t know about the first part but I definitely feel that by making a decision and committing to one option, I’m going to close the door on other paths my life could take that might be better. The ‘what if…’, according to the article, is what’s holding me back.
Whether you agree or disagree with the decision-making process discussed in the article, it’s definitely something to think about. Take a read and if you need me I’ll be doing adult things like drinking coffee and settling down (just kidding about the second part.)