It seems at the middle of my twenties, I assume that every decision has to affect my future. What will this be like in 5 years, in 10 years? Am I wasting my time? Should I be pursuing something different? How will my day-to-day decisions affect my greater future? Am I on the right path?
Decision-making can be paralyzing. It can involve a lot of self-reflection, over-analyzing and list-making. It can involve research and overzealous opinions from others (I wouldn't do that if I were you. What will you do after? What about your future? It's time to get serious. It's too late to have fun).
Despite the pressure, I realize that life will happen even if I abstain from choosing. And not choosing is a choice unto itself.
I read an article in the online teen magazine Rookie (wish they existed when I was a teen) called The Great Unknown and it gave me this week's mantra. Live it.
"In reality, every decision you make can have (and probably will) have some positive and negative consequences: you picked a great college, but your awful roommate made your first year hell. You took the job you always wanted, but you are getting paid a lot less than you asked for. The objectively right decision is a myth. You can only consider what’s best for you right now. And decisions are what you make of them."(Danielle Henderson)