Order Panic

You don’t really get to pick who you care about. You don’t get to choose how big of an impact people make on your life. You don’t get to know what’s gonna happen to you in… let’s say 5 years. There are a lot of things we don’t get to choose, so when we do get a choice in something, it can be really difficult to decide. I’m gonna throw another hypothetical at you. You have a choice to either leave your family for two years and pursue your dream career or you can settle for a respectable job and you don’t have to leave your family at all. This is a difficult choice because if you take the risk and leave your family, you don’t know if it will pay off, but if you stay with your family and settle, you’ll always be stuck wondering if you should’ve taken the risk. When people (or at least when I) am presented with a difficult choice, I turn to everyone I know. I ask so many people what they think I should do and do you know what I’ve learned? It doesn’t work… At least not for me. Not once have I had a difficult decision to make and someone’s advice has helped. Not someone I just met, not a friend, not family, not even the Internet. And don’t be confused, I love the people in my life and I’ll continue to ask them for advice wether it helps or not, but for me, I need to make decisions on my own. The way I do that is probably the worst possible way to do it, but I always use a form of what I like to call “order panic”. I’ll explain, you know when you’re at a restaurant and you have no idea what you want, but it’s your turn to order so you just blurt out the first thing that comes to mind? That’s how I make almost every decision. Probably not the best way, but it’s worked for me so far. And of course there are some things that I wonder if I should’ve chosen a different way, but there’s really no avoiding that. There’s not really a point to this article other that the fact that I just wanted to write some stuff. I hope you enjoyed reading.

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