Making Choices

The Starting Point of an Endless Maze

The Starting Point of an Endless Maze

Nancy Smeltzer, MFA

For me, when I’m faced with making several choices at the same time, I often get stymied and stalled. Instead of evaluating which one might be in my best interest, I find myself making no choice at all, which is in fact a choice. One of my most recent choices has been about moving from the house where I’ve been living for 30 years. I love the house and gardens that I’ve created; it’s a sanctuary for my heart and soul. However, it’s getting harder and harder to get up and down the four levels, especially with all of the physical ailments of late. I also watched my mother not be able to return to her house of fifty years after she had a stroke, as her beloved home wasn’t safe. So, I’ve picked out a one level place that has a much smaller garden. I’ve already chosen the plants that I want to take.

Still, there were so many decisions to get to this point, such as what to discard, donate, or give away. I am embarrassed to say that I gave away 22 of those those large white trash bags of clothes and shoes to a charity that gives women a second chance. I had clothes that I was never, ever going to be able to fit into again, and shoes that hurt my feet. There was always something better to do than clean out a drawer or a closet, so things piled  up.Once I got into the spirit of giving away, it started to be fun to see the reactions of people to whom I gave things. Why wait until the stuff that gets divided up in my will is ready for distribution? Watch others enjoy the stuff now. Besides, I’m moving to a place that’s 1/2 the floor space that I had before, so some of the giving was by necessity.

I am who I am because of the choices I made yesterday

I am who I am because of the choices I made yesterday

I found these words by Eleanor Roosevelt to be particularly important for me as I make this big choice in my life.  “I am who I am because of the choices I made yesterday.” seems like it should be a new standard for me to live by. Making choices because I can until I am forced to do so.

What was a particularly hard decision that you had to make? How did you go about doing it?

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About Nancy Smeltzer

I'm passionate about long distance spiritual and alternative healing, having had a successful practice now for over ten years. My clients work with me over the phone and on Skype from all over the USA and Canada, as well as Switzerland, Russia, and Australia. I specialize in helping people heal their negative repeating patterns of behavior and remove the stuck energy in their unconscious minds. By doing that, they can quit going round and round in circles,. repeating the same mistakes, and move forward to having the life of their dreams. Besides my holistic healing practice, I've also been professionally creating art quilts and other fiber arts for over 30 years. My specialty is contemporary beaded art quilts. On my web site, I bill myself as the "Self Proclaimed Button and Bead Queen of Maryland (USA)." My recent works have images that are based on what I see when I tap into a person's energy field and are called Meditation Gardens. These visionary art pieces are the perfect place for that person to play and meditate. In my spare time, I'm a rabid, avid "dirty nails" gardener, composing scenes with plants. Sometimes, I come inside so dirty that my clothes have to go straight into the washing machine; they're too dirty for the dirty clothes hamper! -The Official Google + site for Nancy Smeltzer
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