Decision Making

A poem for the ones who need a little push

Megan Minutillo

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Photo by Unseen Studio on Unsplash

Sometimes, the right decisions aren’t fun —
like ordering a salad with grilled chicken instead of an ice cream sundae,
like saying “no” to that happy hour because you have an early morning meeting,
like choosing to shop in your closet instead of buying something new at the store;

Sometimes, you have to walk away from the things that no longer nourish your soul or your spirit,
like the friendship that you’ve outgrown,
like the job that weighs too heavy on your heart,
like the person you thought you’d spend forever beside, who instead chooses to hurt your heart;

Sometimes, the peace and joy and happiness that you seek come from
knowing how to say “no” as freely as you have said “yes,”
and from walking away,
and from untangling yourself from knots
and from remembering that you do not have to walk through this life
with a weight upon your back.

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Megan Minutillo

Essayist, poet, and theatre producer. I write stories about self-awareness, IVF, and finding your footing in life’s messy moments. Instagram: @meganminutillo.