You really do have to think about these things you know. But once you’ve made the choice, you really should stop thinking about the “what ifs” – it doesn’t do anyone any good. So, I made my choice.
choice n. The act of choosing; selection. The power, right, or liberty to choose; option. Again I am reminded that it is me who is responsible for what happens in my own life. I have the power/right to choose. Even though I won't know the outcome, I still made the choice. I guess that is what makes choosing so scary. It is like "door number 1, 2, or 3" - that is a whole lot of pressure! Our one little life with so many choices, all of them leading to places unknown. Like walking a labyrinth, navigating sharp turns, not being able to see too far ahead, not knowing when you will reach the end and once at the end, what will be waiting. Labyrinths are said to symbolically reveal two sides of the human spirit: complexity and simplicity; mystery and design; intuition and sensory experience. Interesting.
People say that if you knew what was going to happen in your life, if you could see your future, it might be so terrifying that some would just call it quits, jump off the bridge right now, some would become bored , and perhaps others might try desperately hard to make immediate changes. All I know is that when presented with a fork in the road, I would be really like to be privy to a preview of what was on each plate. It would just be so reassuring, so less nail biting. And it would have made life so much easier for Helen and James!