I’m 25, so I am officially a quarter of a century old. I’ve started to feel the pressure that society puts on 20-somethings to get married, be successful, have children, own a home, and to achieve financial stability.
My parents were always major decision makers in my life, and looking back I think that shaped who I am and some of the things I struggle with currently. I have always been VERY indecisive and I haven’t really changed much in that regard since my parents’ passing. I’d still much rather let YOU make a decision, and let me know what to do.
My faith has also been a huge factor in my decision making process, especially when it comes to my morals. It’s usually black and white. So that’s easy, but when issues or situations arise when I, Molly, have to step up and make a decision, it’s really difficult.
Now that I am officially an adult, not only do I feel that pressure described above, but I also want to make decisions. I am privileged to be able to make decisions, and I want to make the best ones I can. Well, that is easier said than done.
This is my real, raw decision making process for you. Let me break it down:
- God what should I do? (Prayer first)
- Will I regret DOING it or NOT doing it.
That’s it. Usually I can solve any decision making process with these two steps. They apply to almost every trivial and important question in my life.
Through this process I have learned that maybe I don’t need to ask my parents everything after all. Yes it would be nice to have their input, but I think I tricked myself into thinking I needed their advice on every little decision in the past, but truth is, I am doing just fine and learning how to make decisions on my own.