As I’ve come to learn at the ripe old age of 24, the most difficult aspect of being an adult is making decisions.
I am, by nature, a somewhat indecisive person and can be hesitant to dive in to new experiences, opportunities, etc. I always find myself seeking the perfect answer or opportunity, and drive myself crazy wondering if I’ll know said opportunity when it comes along.
But being an adult also means coming to terms with the fact that nothing is ever perfect and that you’ll never know the answer to everything. Rather, you just have to go with the knowledge that is in front of you and make the best decision that you can.
For me, this past year has been full of BIG decisions and plenty of opportunity for me to get outside of my comfort zone.
Between the decision of saying “Yes..”
…and the decision to become a homeowner…
I’m getting better at being decisive.
Growing up, my mother always told me to go with my gut and it’s something I took to heart. The voice inside you and literal “gut feeling” often knows better than your brain does.
Reflecting on this advice and my recent life events, I got thinking about how, funny enough, my mother’s favorite Disney character has always been Jiminy Cricket. Focusing on following my gut and letting my conscience be my guide I was inspired to do this quick sketch:
What started out as a quick pen sketch, developed further through a layer of colored pencil I threw over top of him to give him a pop of fun and flair.
I love how cartoon sketches can be so simple, yet also challenging. There is a certain level of difficulty that comes with capturing a character’s likeness through a limited number of lines.
Thanks for your words of wisdom, Mom. I know it will continue to serve me in this crazy journey we call life!
P.S. You can expect to see this one in your Christmas stocking!