Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Like many of you, I am often - too often - indecisive. I go back and forth and back again. I debate and deliberate and dwell. I indulge in the either-or. I waste time.
An example? For months now, I have been pondering what to name my kids on this blog now that there are three. I have asked for your help in this naming endeavor. And I have thought about it, deeply and often, this silly search for the most perfect monikers for my most perfect creatures.
I've decided. From this day forward...
Toddler will be known as Big Girl.
Baby will be known as Middle Girl.
And the newbie around here? She will enter the bloggy ranks as Little Girl.
No, these names aren't super original, but they are cute and clear and they work. And so. There we have it.
For me this is not just about names. This is about life. How I wish I could emerge from the self-created cyclone of choices, the overwhelming ocean of options. Sometimes, it's good to just seize this very moment and move forward.
And so I have. My girls are hereby named. And I have made an important iota of progress in this lovely little thing called life.
Are you indecisive? Do you think women are more indecisive for some reason than men? Do you like my new bloggy labels for my little ones? Do you agree with von Goethe that boldness has genius, magic and power in it?