To Ramona


A difficult decision approaches, and everyone has plenty of conflicting advice about the ‘correct’ course of action. Ultimately, I must make my own choice, and I think I know that the best path is the uncertain, riskier one rather than the safe one. Friends of WordPress, have you ever faced a tricky dilemma? How did you gain insight? How did you find courage to take action?


51 thoughts on “To Ramona

  1. We probably all have been faced with tricky decisions once in a while. No secret:
    Breathe deeply and slowly. And… follow your heart.
    One piece of advice: if you have the slightest doubt, then you’re probably right. Don’t do it.
    Your photos are magnificent. Truly. Couldn’t find your “about” page, so I wrote this down here.
    Take care

    • Thank you very much Brian. Kind words. I made the decision. It burns sometimes. I just keep pushing forward because that’s my only hope for getting through. I don’t doubt that I chose correctly though.

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  3. I’ll take a moment to thank you for stopping by my blog and liking the post ‘it was me’ which led to this exquisite space of yours! Each photograph is mesmerizing to say the least. πŸ™‚
    Now coming to your question, I once read a quote, “Don’t take right decisions, take a decision and then make it right”. The right or wrong depends on the result which in turn depend on ourselves. Draw the courage from the people who believe in you and go where your heart takes it. Believe that you’ll be able to carve out the way to a beautiful destination πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks for liking my page Julia, and I’d like yours if I knew how πŸ™‚ I’m such a dinosaur! Regarding your question; I think you know exactly what to do, and it will be hard at first, but ultimately rewarding. Will be visiting your page from time to time to feed on your nourishing images!

  5. Multiple πŸ™‚ by failing attempts I have learned the most (cliches carry truth πŸ˜‰ )
    The one thing which had been important and empowering had been the insight that I can fully trust myself unconditionally. Whatever the rest thinks, it’s not for me. I don’t need to chance them, I won’t be able anyway. Instead of that I use my time and effort to work on myself and stay true to myself πŸ™‚

  6. Si la recompensa justifica lo que tengas que hacer, entonces valdrΓ­a la pena intentarlo y vencer el miedo, si no, seguir el camino seguro es una buena opciΓ³n, pero recuerda, te puedes arrepentir mΓ‘s de no intentarlo que de las consecuencias por haber hecho algo.

  7. Lay each option out and make a pros and cons list. It really helps. Do what is best for yourself. Others will give advice but they will give the decision through the prism of what is best for them. Only you can truly know what is best for you.

    I wish you much luck!

  8. I have a bit of fear at the moment too. My fear is lack of confidence in what I can achieve. I’m currently trying to find a way to push past it, so I can be where I want to be – I’ll let you know when I get through to the other side …

  9. πŸ˜€ there is an old saying that when you have to make a hard decision, flip a coin, because when that coin is in the air, you will suddenly know what you are hoping for.

    Two people might face the same question in life, but for each the answer may be different. I will say best to learn from others in life but always make your own path so either its the right one…or a learning one…in life each decision teaches you something for the future, so you never can call them wrong.

  10. When we talk about our lives, it’s not the stories about the safe paths we have taken which are our favourite stories to tell. It’s the risky choices which make for the best tales, no matter the difficulties, no matter the outcomes. These are the choices from which we grow the most, both at the time and years later when we recount those moments. We are always learning from our experiences, even years after having them.

  11. My grandfather’s advice to me when I was thirteen: ” In life there are always two roads, the right road and the wrong road; make sure you always choose the right road.” I’m sure you will make the right decision.

  12. I take everyone’s opinion into consideration, but ultimately it’s up to me. I try to remember that there are no right vs. wrong decisions, just good and bad to whatever decision I make. Makes it feel less crucial. Good luck!

  13. The like is related to your awesome photo. You are not only writing with light, your painting with light through your photography. After 6 decades of life the only advice (not knowing anything substantial about you) I can give you is… make your own decisions. Do what you like, what you love, what is important for YOU. Nothing else matters. No fear, no compromise. All the best. Reinhold

    • Reinhold, thanks very much for your kind words. I think you hit on the most important point–it’s a gift that I have the power to make my own choice, and even though it’s scary, the decision must be mine.

  14. Hi, I haven’t been in your “difficult” situation yet in my life, so my thought could be just a novice one. Luckily, it is only a “difficult” decision, not: a life-or-death, fix-or-break, leave-or-stay decision, I hope. I guess a decision would roughly result in three situations: no change, better, or worse. A risk-averse type of person would evaluate the consequence of each decision, and be prepared to face the consequence.

    I wish that you could end up without having to make any decision at all. Have a nice Sunday, if you’re in the U.S. Take care.

      • So the decision in question is the destination, direction and how to get there. It will be great to have a sincere person or persons who could actually help out. I think that winning a lottery could solve a lot of problems; but the chance of winning the lottery is like being struck by the lightning a few times in one’s life. My best wish at this moment.

  15. When the retail location I worked at closed I was faced with a difficult career choice. Do I transfer with the company? Do I find another retail job? Or do I follow my dreams and pursue a career I really love?
    I consulted friends and family but ultimately I knew I was the only one who could make the decision. I wrote pros and cons lists for each option but even though I was nervous about the decision I chose to pursue a new career. It’s scary and choosing the path without certainty was definitely the riskier choice but even with all the fear and uncertainty I’m actually happier than I’ve been in years.
    I say to trust your instincts and don’t let fear hold you back! πŸ™‚

  16. To your question: Yes, I have.. πŸ˜‰ Not only one time. The best for me is, to follow my impulses and not react to my fear. And sometimes it’s better to act at all, than to stand petrified, although I can’t say, what’s better…
    I wish you good luck for your decision πŸ™‚
    greetings Iwan

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