I’ve heard it many times before, but recent happenings made me need to emphasize it again. Choices and decisions is an inevitable part of being an adult.
It started with a job opportunity coming my way. It sounded so promising and made so excited. Then I realized this opportunity comes with a long-term commitment, while I’m not in a position where I can make one.
I was faced with choices – to take the opportunity and postpone closing the distance with R for a couple more years, or keep pursuing ways to close off our distance and not taking the opportunity. In the end I chose to not take the opportunity. I chose to pursue love, something which is very personal, over career.
For a brief moment, it hit me. I felt sad – having to let go the opportunity, and also felt worried. What if career-wise, I would never get opportunities that good? What if this happened, what if that happened?
The thought scares me, so I told my best friends about it. They reminded me to keep my priorities straight, and think carefully of the bigger picture. Then I realized I don’t need to be worried. While I do want to go far with my career, for now closing the distance with R is my priority. At this point in life, I’m certain it will make me happier :). My friend has a very good quote on this – “regretting a job is nothing compared to regretting a person”, she said. And I truly believe that.
Well, this is me, adulting.
Facing choices and making decisions is never easy. I think I’m still in phase one – career vs love. I know there will be more of these things. Let’s say, career vs family, financial security vs personal interest… and many other things. In a perfect world those things will be in-sync flawlessly, but who says we live in a perfect world? I just need to remember my priorities and the things that make me happy. With that in mind, I hope to always decide wisely and feel content with my decision 🙂