Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

I will admit I like things to be comfortable and consistent. I accept change but I don't always embrace it. Yes, I am that person that orders the same thing at a restaurant, that shops at the same stores, and that can listen to the same CD over and over again. There is comfort in consistency.

And yet, I find myself in a place where change is inevitable.

I feel like I’m on the old game show Let’s Make a Deal. I have my costume, my name’s been called, and I’m standing next to the host with three curtains before me. Behind each curtain is a different path, a new road, a new future and yet I have no clue which to pick. I don’t even have a guess at what’s behind each curtain and I’m stuck wondering if I choose one over the other will I make a huge mistake.

Should I stay? Should I go? If go, then where?

I’m not afraid of change. In fact, I think I’ve reached a place where I’m ready to embrace it wholeheartedly if only I knew what change to make. I’m ready to take that leap and try something new.

I just need to know what direction to head in.

Any ideas?

18 Comments:

Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

I see you standing at the fork in the road my friend.

Praying for wisdom for you to make the right decision, and that the doors will be wide open or sealed shut to avoid any confusion. :)

I still can't get over that tree in the pictures.

5/10/2006 11:57 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Minnesota!

Is that behind any curtain?

5/10/2006 12:10 PM  
Blogger Shenna said...

Go where your heart leads. Go where it feels right. Pray, seek, find.

Matt. 7:7

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

5/10/2006 12:32 PM  
Anonymous jes said...

I don't think there's a wrong choice. There's just the unknown.

So, since I like to plan your life, and since I want to move to CA or OR one day, I say move there. And then once I get there, I'll already have a friend.

See how easy and convenient that is for me?

5/10/2006 1:30 PM  
Blogger Aim Claim said...

Don't you sometimes feel like you are listening so hard that you can't hear it?

5/10/2006 1:59 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Jes - if that is your request then I put you in charge of finding me employment and living quarters in the place of your choice

Aims - EXACLTY, it's not that I'm not waiting, or listening, or searching, or desiring His will, it's more that He's choosing silence for the moment and I'm standing at the crossroads waiting for a push in one direction

5/10/2006 2:08 PM  
Blogger Bobby said...

I have family in Minnesota. Lots of mosquitos. And a ton of snow in the winter. But it's beautiful.

I'll be praying for you Katie!

5/10/2006 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are you moving to Oregon????

:)

5/10/2006 3:44 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Hmmm Anonymous, I'm not sure I should take advice from you, because well you're anonymous. I mean you could be some crazy person that just wants me to move to Oregon so you can steal my two pounds of taffy or some other such nonsense. Now maybe if you were to reveal youself I might give some weight to your question. But then again, I have a summer home there on the beach, it's a little shabby and I would get wet in a rain storm but it is RIGHT on the beach so I really can't complain. Feel free to look at the picture in the last post to see what I'm talking about.

:)

5/10/2006 3:55 PM  
Blogger whaaaat! said...

Hmmm! Sorry I'm no help.

5/10/2006 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems to me that you only have 2 choices. You either decide what you want to do and let that guide you where to go. Or you decide where you want to go, and let that guide you to what you do.
From what I know about you I think you already know the answer, but are just afraid to make the leap.
Good luck!

5/10/2006 6:09 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Don't ask me. You know what I'll say...

COME TO MILWAUKEE!!! :D

I'm with you at this fork in the road, sister. I really am.

5/10/2006 6:35 PM  
Blogger Bobby said...

You know, there is some truth to the fact that, when faced with a decision, many of us already know what we must, or want, to do, but are afraid to take the leap.

I read a quote one time that said something like, "When in doubt, flip a coin. Because while the coin is up in the air, you'll suddenly realize how you want it to land."

I don't think that holds true for every decision, but it does bring us to a moment of clarity sometimes.

5/11/2006 7:44 AM  
Anonymous jes said...

katie! C~ has already offered for you to be her roommate.

AND, i already sent you TWO job ads for Portland.

see? all the signs point there.

5/11/2006 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Aunt J said...

Go on and give it a try. So what if it doesn't work out. At least you can say you tried it. You're young and you are allowed to make mistakes, massive amounts of mistakes. As far as I can see (and compared to my own life) you are way behind on making mistakes. SO get busy, be adventurous, and just DO IT !!! I would if I were you.

5/11/2006 8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are plenty of Christian schools in the west suburbs of Portland (Wash. county) for you to work at if you still wanted to teach. It is a growing county with plenty of need for teachers, esp. in the private schools. Look for schools in Hillsboro, Aloha, Beaverton. Good Luck!

5/11/2006 11:16 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

wow I have my own anonymous head hunter . . . . I'm intrigued, want to reveal yourself? shoot me an email at kpinion7@yahoo.com if you feel like it

5/12/2006 9:43 AM  
Blogger Eddo said...

KT, what is your degree in again?

Settlers of Catan? Cranium? I can't remember, but you are so good at both of them you could have a BA in them.

Anywho, I suggest finding out what you really LOVE to do. Then searching for a job that allows you to do that.

Blogger may be hiring - I know at one point they were and I applied for a job with them. The necessary quailifications were, "Must use blogger and know how to blog."

You also like to write and so you could do some freelance journalism on the side. Or you could work at a bakery and give your friends (me) some free treats! What a great idea, go to work at Davis Purity Bakery in Denton or Ravelin in Denton and bring me some leftovers!!

Problem = Solved!

5/12/2006 10:41 AM  

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