"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost
We've all been there. You go through life all happy and carefree and then life throws you a curve ball that nails you right on the hip. It happens at least once a day. You come to a Y in the road map of your life. Every Y leads to another Y and so on and so forth. Every once in a while, life really wants a good laugh and gives you a four way stop to figure out which way you want to go. So how do you know which way is right? Not right as in the direction, right as in the right choice for you.
In all blatant honesty, you never know which one is right. You can sit there and weigh the pro's and con's of each option you have. You can even make a list, if it makes you feel better. You can think until you are blue in the face. None of these are ever going to make you feel any better about how things could possibly go because you are never going to really know how things will end up.
Decisions are leaps of faith. You can't toss a coin in the air and make a decision based off of how it lands. But you can, however, know what decision you really want to make when that coin is flipping in the air. At some point, all decisions will seem like the wrong one. The grass will always be greener on the other side.The sun will always shine brighter and life will always look easier from the outside looking in. But you have to live out your choices.
There are no mulligans (do-overs). There may be a second chance to make the decision again but know that there's rarely ever a third. Even if it does come back around as a choice, that doesn't mean it's the right decision for you . I know that choices suck and decisions are about timing. But when you are standing at the fork in the road, look up, close your eyes, and let your heart decide. Take the path you want, regardless of opinions, and weather each storm and sunny day that comes along. No one can make the right choice but you.