Friday, April 16, 2010
Decision Making For Dummies
It's been a long, hectic week at school. It doesn't take long before assignments get away from you, and the stress comes in deciding how to use time wisely. For example, I debated for days about whether I should attend a child obesity conference at USC this Friday.
The conference is slated for 9 am to 5 pm, and I'm way behind on my reading and note taking. All my friends advised not going. My lab instructor ordered me not to go, in the hopes I wouldn't be so cranky next week. And I felt that going would take valuable time away from relaxation, as Friday is my only day off.
So at 6:30 am this morning, I decided to abort attendance. I'm staying home. But I still had this nagging feeling that I was making a mistake. After all, I hadn't cancelled and maybe the organizers would be mad at me for taking a spot and not showing up. I kept thinking about this possibility all the way to my car as I prepared for carpool.
Low and behold, the car would not start. The battery was dead, as in sleeps with the fishes dead. I know I should have been sad (it means saying goodbye to $100 for a replacement), but I was relieved. I had made the right decision, and as proof, the decision was made for me.
What a relief. Always good to be reminded that G-d rules!