On making the big, life-changing & scary decisions in life

When it comes to making one of the many big decisions in life, have you ever:

Me too. Back in May I had a huge life decision in front of me. It involved a major job change and packing up and moving to a new city hundreds of miles away from everyone I knew and loved. I went back & forth more times than i’d like to admit, and by the end of it all, I felt like a crazy person. Before long I had no idea what I actually wanted and being objective was no longer possible. I had to trust my gut.

It’s been about 2 months, and I can confidently say I made the right decision for me right now. I decided to stay in the city i’ve come to love, Kansas City, and at an agency doing some pretty cool things.

It didn’t feel right initially, and for a period of time I thought I made the biggest mistake of my life. It took about a month for the the cloud in my brain to clear, but when it did, I was reminded at every turn why I had such a hard time leaving in the first place.

These big decisions — and the process you go through in making them — are what life’s all about.

I look back at that 2 week period of emotional schizophrenia positively. I learned a lot about myself, and I know I will be better prepared the next time a similar decision is in front of me.

If you happen to be lost in the middle of one these decisions — you’ll make it through. And you’ll be a stronger person because of it.

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