Monday, April 12, 2010

My mama always told me there'd be days like this

Being a grown up kind of sucks sometimes.  Grown up decisions aren't fun decisions.  Grown up decisions are full of The Future and How The Future Will Be Decided Based On These Decisions.  It's times like these, when I'm faced with such Life Decisions, that I wish I could throw in the towel, pack up Tim, Noah and the dog, and just drive.  We would drive until we made it someplace where the sun shines for more than two days in a row.  Where there are mountains abutting the ocean.  Where there is peace and cacophony within blocks of each other.

I feel like we're floundering here.  Without getting into too much detail, we're at a crossroads.  One path leads to continued discomfort and unrest but has the potential to be wonderful once we get past this rough period...whenever that may be.  The other path feels like we're giving up our plans, our dreams, in exchange for calm and rest sooner rather than later.  I don't know which road is the better choice.  I hope to be able to talk about this in more detail soon and actually get some wise words of advice from you.   In the meantime, tell me your stories about making Grown Up Decisions for The Future and how you found peace with your decisions, even if they weren't what you thought you wanted.

7 comments:

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MadameQueen said...

Oh I know that feeling SO WELL. I could write a really long comment here, but instead I'll just link to my post I wrote about this very subject. Since I don't know your situation, I can't really give you any advice, but maybe this will help.

http://themadamequeen.blogspot.com/2010/03/hopes-are-dashed-raised.html

AndreAnna said...

Being a grownup sucks Bonobo balls to be uncouth.

You know my situation and how easy it would be to take the easy comfortable road. But that wouldn't be the BEST for EVERYONE. And sometimes easy isn't right.

Rougeneck said...

I am a big believer in the Sliding Doors theory. I think you ultimately wind up where you are meant to be - no matter which path you choose.

k said...

Sweet Jesus with the crossroads. I HATE the crossroads.

Also? I want to be omniscient so that I can tell what things are going to be like based on decisions needing to be made at said crossroads.

Although, when it comes right down to it--I'm a list gal. For some reason listing out all the pros and cons on paper helps me out.

Hang in there...

bessieviola said...

Oh, the crossroads. I wish I knew the answers - we're at one too. I don't have a lot of confidence in myself in this area so far be it from me to dispense advice.

Just listen to your gut. The gut usually knows (as I've found out several times, after ignoring it).

samantha said...

Honey, you know I'm there holding the sign saying "Left or Right" so I have no idea.