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On Decisions and Regret

I’m one of those people who can’t decide.
Whether it’s what I want to wear , where I want to go for lunch or what subject I’d like to major in…I’m having a hard time making decisions!

I’m mostly bothered by ruling things out. I like to keep my options open, which shows in my school decisions: My main courses in high school were Latin and Maths in order to keep both language and science options open for college, now I’m studying languages but it isn’t really a job that I’m studying for (not like fe a dentist or a nurse, when you choose to study those things you’re pretty sure what your  job will look like in a couple of years).

To cross or not to cross?!

I’m getting better at making small decisions, which is also influenced by the fact that most of my friends are having difficulty choosing as well. One of us has to choose eventually and it turns out I have to most back bone (or am the least patient, that’s an option too), so making decisions when on the road with friend has become more natural to me.
I am however still having trouble finding out what I want to do with my life and whether I’m ready to sacrifice some of my independence and settle down a bit.

I found out that most of the time I don’t regret the things I do, but I always regret the things I don’t do.
Combine this with difficulty making decisions and it’s pretty obvious that avoiding making decisions mostly leads to not doing things, which results into regret…

But now I decided that I won’t have that anymore: I’m going to work on getting out of my comfort zone, on doing impulsive things and I am going to learn to make decisions.

So feel free to join me as I’m trying to start living my life
instead of overthinking it!

Love, M.


Layers make everything better


Breakfast today was tedious: I was having an enormous dilemma.
I couldn’t make a choice between oatmeal or quinoa for breakfast.

And since I’m kind of renowned for having problems with making decisions,
I just had both!
Problem management for dummies: if it’s solvable without having to make a choice, there’s no problem 😉

‘Oats and Quinoa Parfait’

  • 4 T of oats mixed with 5 T of boiling water
  • cinnamon
  • 4 T of Greek yoghurt
  • optional: 2 t of (home-made) jelly
  • 4 T of quinoa cooked in 8 T of soy milk
  • a couple of handfuls of granola
  • a couple of handfuls of rice flakes (or other corn flakes)
Rinse the quinoa. In a small casserole, cook the milk until it’s boiling, lower the fire, add the quinoa and let it simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.

In the meantime prepare the other layers :
Layer one is a layer of oatmeal with boiling water and sprinkled with cinnamon. Let the oats absorb the liquid and press tight, top this with half of the yoghurt and jelly mixture (or just the yoghurt an sich).
(Now you’ll have to wait till the quinoa is done, cause that’s your next layer.)
The next layer is half of your quinoa, top this with half of the granola and rice flakes, then add the remaining quinoa.
On top of this goes the other half of the yoghurt mix.
Sprinkle with the remaining granola and rice flakes.

The chocolaty thingies you see on the picture are chocolate chips from the granola that melted between the quinoa layers
I think I might be going through a ‘rice flake’ phase: yoghurt with kiwi fruit and rice flakes for a snack, rice flakes in this breakfast, a handful of rice flakes when I’m a bit hungry… rice flakes are even my new favourite smoothie toppings!

Love, M.