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Can Imagination Be Your Cure for Indecision?

The five-foot high walls that surround my childhood home were made of brick. The oozed and dried cement between each brick made them very easy to climb, which we did often. I remember sitting atop the wall one beautiful spring afternoon. I could see on both sides of the wall. I thought of my classmates, my brothers, parents, teachers and cousins. It seemed to me that each of them looked like they belonged somewhere. They each had a specific personality and point of view. I, on the other hand, felt like I was on the outside looking in, pretending to be whoever I thought I needed to be to be liked. I always felt like I was sitting on the fence of life, unable to know myself to land on the ground somewhere. Decades passed before I found my strong inner foundation. By this time, I also accepted and celebrated my ability to see others’ points of view. I can float around an align with others’ perspectives and always arrive home safely within myself. This comes in handy when I have an important decision to make. I can float around in my imagination, weighing options and probable roads that one choice over another might create. The familiar feeling of sitting on the fence comes back to me. I can toy around and around with different…