The truth is that the idea to add another trip before the end of the year started to cook just few days after the relief of being back in Berlin faded away. I think that I must get used to it already; wanting to be in two places at the same time and calling home to two cities that 4 hours of flight apart. But hey, why getting used to it? 4 hours is not so long and now, that EasyJet offers it to me in 250,- euro for me and my son, how can I resist?
But pressing the button “buy” is not so easy. The calculations start. What dates? At which time? From Which airport? And how can I keep the cheapest price? Should I ignore that this cheap price might cost me two days of work? Okay. I will think about it tomorrow.
The next day, 22:00. I managed to put my child to sleep, put the dishes in the dishwasher, fold the laundry, answer some emails and again; here I am checking the flights. God loves me – they didn’t raise the prices yet! But now more calculations are adding to the picture. If I go at that time, I miss a workshop that I planned to attend and it could have professional importance. But if I choose the other date my son will not have his Birthday in the Kita. Oho, here is another decision to take. Okay, maybe it wasn’t such a good idea anyhow. I can just wait another month and then is Christmas. I will leave it. Too tired to be sad.
Waking up the next morning, lying still in bed, imagining me and Ilay, my son on the backyard at my mother’s with no sleeves in November. Running to check flights prices again. It is a wonder! Prices are still as cheap at all the dates that I considered. I am sure that this is a sign. I cancel the workshop. Same day, 22:00 PM: I forget that I wanted to buy the tickets.
Next day, 9:00 AM: I buy the tickets. I announce it in all my What’sApp groups. My chest is expanding and I am smiling all day long.
There are many ways to make a decision. Some come in an instant and you just know what you want and how to proceed and some need to be contemplated, digested, prepared or motivated by something that is happening. In the more crucial decisions the time for the answers to sprout and grow within us and our bodies is most important. It is not always a joyful time, but doing it consciously will connect us to our values, our hearts and to what is important to us.
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