Saturday, September 22, 2012
Out of nowhere
How about the classic 2x4 in the back of the head?
Well, I had something along those lines come at me a few days ago. I'll have to admit it was something I never dreamed would be asked of me. Before you ask, no I'm not going to say what it was, some things are meant to be kept private.
Now the thing is, when a person gets hit with something like this their first reaction is usually the worst because it is instinctive, meant to protect them. Quite a few people will either try to ignore the problem or pass off the decision to someone else so they don't have to do it.
After getting over the shock, I went and started to think through what was asked of me. Now I am a very analytical person, who likes to try and look for every possible angle before making a decision on something this huge.
A person has to take into consideration everyone or everything that will be affected by this decision. It is a life changing event, and will change more than one life, but many. You have to look at all of the pro's and con's and try as much as possible to make an informed decision.
I will say I am EXTREMELY glad I have some great friends who make good sounding boards, and informed opinions of their own. It never hurts to run things by an unbiased third party that is not involved in any of the potential changes in the event. They usually give you a good solid understanding of things on how they do stand.
The decision was not easy to make, and hurts like hell, BUT I know in my heart it was the right decision. The thing about it is that I realize I will have to live with it for the rest of my life, and I'm prepared for that, and I hope that makes it a little easier.