What Next..?

What next when the whole world lies in front of you? What next when your mind is full of possibility, but it is thirty-five different flavours of ice cream and you don’t know which one to choose because more is less certainty and less is more easy to deal with? Shall we just stay where we are and not go anywhere at all, clinging onto this safety net, the comfort of what we know, putting off life decisions because it is easier to choose nothing than to choose something that might not work out well?

What happens if I make the wrong choice? What happens if I could have made a better decision?

How would I feel if I changed nothing at all?

Sometimes when I think of what next, an iron fist clenches at my stomach and makes me dizzy with nervous anticipation, keeping me awake at night. I sleep best on the days I am out in the world, pursuing something, anything.

This is a debate I have every-time I do something. So do many others.

What next? What if I choose the wrong thing?

Better it is to choose something than nothing. Work out the rest along the way.

Everything is OK. Everything will always be OK. Until it’s not.

By | 2014-10-24T08:18:58+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Thoughts and Inspiration|3 Comments


  1. Ana 11/11/2014 at 12:29 - Reply

    Waah I’ve been doing this back and forth a few months now, since I graduated (I’m on a gap year). I don’t know if I should just go and travel, if I can or if I even want to do that. Or should I stay at home … And I know that feeling in your stomach when you’re thinking ‘What if I completely f this up?’

    It’s good to know that people older and better than me have this problem as well.

    • Jamie 01/12/2014 at 23:25 - Reply

      Sometimes life has too many choices and that can be very overwhelming. Don’t worry too much about doing the wrong thing, just do something and you will soon find out if you are doing the right thing. It’s better than doing nothing after all!

      • Ana 02/12/2014 at 19:02 - Reply

        You’re right. I ended up hitch hiking through Eastern Europe and it was definitely better than staying at home. Whether you like it or not you learn something about yourself 🙂

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