On Making Decisions

I was facing what I thought was a rather complex situation, and asked one of my best friends for an opinion, after laying out all the relevant information and possible outcomes. The response:

You already know what to do! “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” -– Steve Jobs

And, as it turned out, I do.

This reminds me of my favorite 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Nunnalee, who was sailing around the world with her husband; they would stop at various international schools to teach a semester or two to fund the trip. When I was stuck, I would go up to her with my questions, and ask them in much the same way I did earlier this afternoon. Mrs. Nunnalee would smile broadly, wavy auburn hair tossed back, and ask me to repeat my question more slowly back to her. By the time I was done, I realized I did already have the answer, and she would send me on my way.

It’s both heartening and befuddling to think that, in a lot of ways, I’m still the same little kid, and thank goodness that there are people like Mrs. Nunnalee around to help me keep my head on straight with a smile.