I went shopping today. Have you ever noticed that it can be fun and completely overwhelming, all at the same time?
So much choice. Sometimes too much choice.
Then I listened to a podcast on the way home and heard this:
That word GIFT just stopped me cold. Because it's true. I burn through so much energy not making a decision.
Not over nail polish, obviously, but over the big stuff.
Have you ever been there? Unable to decide because something is so important to you and you really (really) want to get it right?
For the past month, I've been reviewing the pitching strategy for my novel -- overseas agents, Australian agents, straight to Australian publishers, Canadian publishers, American publishers -- and driving myself crazy while I try to make the best choice. (Want to come over for a coffee?? No?? I can see why.)
But now I know what I need to do: I need to give myself the GIFT of making a decision.
Then move on.