“Houston, we have a problem.”

I’m starting to sort out some ideas about this project. Unfortunately they’re falling into two distinct, different branches-ideas/creativity and the act of storytelling. Somewhere along the line I learned about a psychological study whose hypothesis stated that when presented with options that are equally attractive human beings ability to make a choice will become paralyzed.

I’m paralyzed. 

Initially, I thought about looking into both, but it’s just too far out of my league to try to study two topics whose scope is so massive. Then, I considered putting off one of the branches until I could pick it up again later-but that’s just the same nasty little cycle of making a decision and I couldn’t choose which branch to save for later. So, now I’m wrestling with just not doing anything significant with either one and remaining in a state of mental limbo where I’m reading and not absorbing much of it into long-term memory. Which, in it’s own way is making a decision for the third choice: “give up.”

I’m not there yet but I’ve stalled for the moment. I have a couple things to blog about, and after those I’ll have to make a real decision or figure out a way to handle them both.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by David Winner on April 29, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    You will sort it out. I have great faith in you. You need to write and you need to follow this story idea. The Spirit will guide you which comes first. Unplugg for a few days for prayer and listening. Then hit it again. Maybe it becomes 1 and 1a, with lots of overlap.

    But what do i know.


  2. Posted by pleadingthe5th on April 30, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    You know a lot; and 99% of it I’m still trying to learn.

    Thank you for the reminder that it’s not God’s job to approve of my plans; it’s my job to listen and follow. I’m taking your advice and spending the next four or five days meditating on that Matt. 13 passage. We’ll see where God sends me-I’ll get back to you with any epiphanies that come out of it.


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