Make Your Choice

Ursula has a way of instilling fear.I’ve been making many choices in relation to Write Right lately. For instance, I’ve been choosing a web host provider. I’ve also had to decide upon and to work with a WordPress theme because I’m no web developer, and I need a framework upon which to build.

All those choices have been both exciting and dreadful. I find them exciting because I can envision the possibilities for Write Right. They have been equally dreadful because I’m capable of imagining the failed results of those possibilities.

Because of that duality, each of my decisions has been accompanied by the voice of Ursula, the sea witch from The Little Mermaid. Every time I contemplate an upcoming decision, I hear her saying, “Make your choice!” I then have to endure hearing the rest of her creepy song (I watched The Little Mermaid one too many times as a child.), and I wonder what Ariel was thinking when she said “yes” to Ursula and signed on the dotted line.

I’m not sure Ariel was thinking. Her desire to be with Prince Eric was so strong that she didn’t (or couldn’t) heed the gruff, low-pitched voice of the sea witch, the warnings of her friends, or the broken heart of her father. No, Ariel wanted what she wanted, and it didn’t matter how much it cost her or her friends and family.

Perhaps I’m not as singularly minded as Ariel, but the voice of the sea witch gives me pause. I ask trusted confidantes for their input. I wonder about the impact of my decisions upon others. I then make a decision, and, sometimes, it’s the decision to sign on the dotted line. Other times, it’s to turn away and to pursue a different option.