To start things off, I would like to say I have a newfound respect for interior designers, handymen, and really anyone that is involved in updating/decorating a house. I am currently in the process of remodeling the place I live in and it is probably the most frustrating thing I have ever done! There is so much work that goes into designing a house and figuring out what should go where to best accentuate a room. Like, what the hell? I never expected moving into a new place could be so freaking confusing!
The absolutely amazing part of this whole process is that it has actually forced me to be a more decisive person. In the past, I would have considered myself maybe top five most indecisive people in this world. I would attribute it to my easygoing nature but in reality it was me covering up my fear of making the wrong choice. I would be down to go wherever the group wanted to go to dinner or spend the better half of my day deciding what I wanted to do. This whole house thing made me realize how good I can be at pushing things off. Deciding on the paint color, floors, overall style? That was all something “I would figure out”. It was when I was literally sitting in my place in the middle of half done projects that I realized I needed to get my shit together and make some decisions. If I kept pushing off these tasks, I’d be living in an empty place forever.
My dad is visiting me right now and helping me with some of the stuff that is a little bit out of my comfort zone in building. He was talking to me and explained that I will only ever make a good decision or an absolutely terrible one but the only way I can ever really do wrong is by not making one. I love how he decided to give me this sage piece of advice AFTER we have spent hours on end in the aisles of Lowes and Home Depot deciding on the best color paint for my room. The idea is groundbreaking if you think about it. Trust your gut but make a decision, even when you are stressed about which one is right. Moving forward whether it ends up being good or bad is always better than staying stagnant. Now I am better at holding myself accountable for making decision quicker not only in my furniture choices but also my everyday life.
The last thing I ever expected of this moving in experience was to come out with a whole new trait and skill that I use in my daily life. Understanding that being motionless in life is way more terrifying than making a wrong choice has made me almost fearless. My advice this week is to keep moving forward with trust in yourself that every choice is the right one even if it is wrong. And if it is wrong? You are strong, smart, and capable of fixing it and moving on.