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Hi!  I'm Sejal.  I love all things health, fitness, girly, and now mama related.  Thanks for reading!

What I know for Sure

What I know for Sure

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I have a lot of personal stuff going on right now.  Not bad stuff just regular life stuff.  But a lot is up in the air and I have been struggling with making decisions.  Surprisingly I'm not feeling too overwhelmed....at least not at this very moment.  That said, I am getting a little tired of being in this state of limbo.  I know everything will work out in the end but I wish I knew what path to take so that I can just move forward with a plan.  I'm an OK decision maker.  I'm not the best but I'm getting better.  I have this crazy need to evaluate ALL options before I make my final decision.  Sometimes it's smart, sometimes it's annoying.  But I can't help it.  I've tried to be a little more breezier but I just can't.  This time though, there are so many factors that all depend on each other so it's not even possible (nor is it smart) to make a quick decision.  So basically instead of having to make 1 decision like where am I going to work, I have to make 17 decisions.  EEEEK!

It's actually not all bad.  Parts of me are excited....but again would love to see that clear defined path in front of me.  :)  I've already done a few pros/cons lists and they helped but I'm still not 100% there and I feel like I'm getting to the point of overthinking which just isn't good.  So I decided to give myself a break and instead of forcing a decision by X date I'm trying to get there more organically.  I really don't know what that means except I'm really really trying to enjoy the process of getting there and not putting so much pressure on myself.  If I really think about it, the hardest part for me is the fear of the unknown and all these unanswered questions of "what if I can't/won't/don't X"?.  Most of these are totally valid questions but the reality is I have no idea what is going to happen later.  And I don't know how I'm going to feel later.  All I know is the present.  A million and one things can and will change before I even get to the future state I'm worrying about now.  So I decided to approach my decisions in a new way.  Today I wrote a "What I know for Sure" list.  I have Oprah to thank for this idea as I'm reading her book, "What I know for Sure".  But basically I listed out everything I know for sure now.  Like what's important to me now.  I didn't think about it, I just wrote.  Some were silly but as I read through the list, I realized that all were really important to me and honestly probably wouldn't change.

I am actually surprised at how useful this exercise was.  And so simple!  It was pretty clear in black and white what was Important to me.  Things that I need and want in my life.  I'm not going to say I've magically made all the decisions that I'm struggling with but I definitely have a different way of thinking about them - if something doesn't fit within my list then it's a pretty good indication that it isn't going to work.  I'm feeling much better about this and seeing things with a little bit more clarity.  Baby steps.  :)

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New Year.  Same Me.  But Better.

New Year. Same Me. But Better.