At age 15, with a learner's permit, I was able to drive as long as there was another licensed driver in the car. And, luckily, I had some patient drivers willing to ride with me and help me learn; my father, my older sister & my boyfriend, Texas Homeboy.
Thank goodness for their willingness and guidance!
I remember being in my older sister's Peugeot, driving around Austin, and totally panicking when I hit yellow lights. In that split second you have to decide, I wasn't sure whether to speed up or slow down. Most of the time I was already in the intersection, so I needed to go through with it, not slow down.
As moms, as humans, we're faced with decisions daily.
An entire gambit of different choices need to be made, big and small.
What to feed the kids for breakfast? What to dress them in?
What time to leave the house to get to school on time? What manners to teach the kids?
How best to show by example? What sports to enroll the kids in, after school activities? Which schools are best? How should they deal with bullies? what if they become bullies? How to mend their broken hearts or when to get involved in situations?
These decisions affect our health, how others perceive us, who we ultimately are.
How do we know which ones are important and which ones aren't?
Some are obvious, but not all.
Hindsight is helpful but non-existent at the present moment.
Do you make grown-up decisions most of the time?
Do you decide things with your heart or your head?
I've found most of my decisions are navigated by my moral compass...
and my logic and desire to be a productive member of society.
Emotions can mess up my carefully drawn lines...sometimes this is good,
sometimes this is bad.
I find the decisions I need to make about my kids are the easiest, most straight forward and clear for me. The ones about myself...the hardest.
Sometimes the childish little princess inside of me makes decisions.
And those generally get me in trouble.
I think one of my biggest weaknesses can be my indecisiveness.
I'm working on it.
Trying to make decisions in a more timely manner.
I usually zoom through yellow lights these days, not sure if that is good or bad...
but it certainly says something.
Do you struggle with Indecision?
Do you make decisions with your heart or head?
Are you struggling with a decision right now?