My mind can usually see both sides of every issue (because I dwell on every detail and possible implication forever - covering all pros and cons, again and again).
Right now I am faced with some tough, and some not so tough decisions, and my head will not just let go of the what-ifs and pick something.
Instead I am stuck. Paralyzed. Afraid to just pick something (anything!), deal with it and move on.
Should we attempt a 13 hour(!) drive stretch on our upcoming road trip?
We are heading south in a couple of weeks to visit my mom, and my husband's family. This means A LOT of driving - with three kids, in a big car that guzzles the gas like crazy (online trip planner estimated $700 worth of guzzling). Since I have a job that I need to get back to pretty quickly, our time is limited. As much as we'd love to stop at every
|Maybe we don't need to stop? We can just drive through.|
We have already booked some hotels for the trip. Cutting out one night stay by cramming in a long drive day would save enough to cover at least 1/7th of the gas.
13 hours (not counting stops) is a seriously long time to listen to "are we there yet?" Breaking it up would be (way, way) less stressful, and give us (a bit) more time to see the redwoods (and time in the evening for a glass of wine).
Deadline to decide: one week. We'll need to leave the evening before we planned to leave if we decide that (some) sanity wins out over saving (time and money).
Public school or private school for the oldest next year?
He LOVED this private school when he visited last year and was so excited and engaged. The curriculum, staff, location is just amazing. Perfect really. They offered him a very, very, very generous scholarship.
The scholarship is not 100%, and anything out of budget scares me. There will only be about 10 kids in his class - will he miss out on that classic middle school experience?
|Maybe missing the "classic" experience is a good thing?|
Deadline to decide: one week. The awesome private school needs us to commit (and write them a check) by next week so he'll be ready to start at the end of August.
Seattle Marathon or (just) the Half Marathon?
I am sad that I missed out on a Spring marathon this year and honestly loved marathon training. I picked a new plan, and have spent the past month working on building a (slow) base. It also didn't hurt that I got an amazing deal on the race.
All this indecision has been keeping me up at night. Late. I try to go to bed around 9 or 10 every night, but I can't stop thinking about things long enough to fall asleep. I end up tossing and turning, eventually trying to distract myself with something (like watching Pretty Wicked Moms), but it just prolongs the process (because Pretty Wicked Moms sucks me in).
|I could never make it as a southern mom, but have to say I am more team Emily than Miranda.|
Falling asleep around 1 or 2 am makes it next to impossible for me to get up early enough to run.
Now I can squeeze in a quick, short lunch run here and there and sometimes an evening run. Will I be able to do that when fall comes around with school stuff?
Deadline to decide: pretty damn soon. If I want to start training (really training, not half-assing) I need to kick it into a higher gear
There are 3 of the (who the hell knows how many more) things that I just can't resolve right now.
Maybe putting them out here will help? The clock is ticking.