Analysis paralysis: "The state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome. A decision can be treated as over-complicated, with too many detailed options, so that a choice is never made, rather than try something and change if a major problem arises. A person might be seeking the optimal or "perfect" solution upfront, and fear making any decision which could lead to erroneous results, when on the way to a better solution."
A reader actually diagnosed my condition as "Analysis Paralysis!"
I can honestly say that's what I have. Now that my contractors are pushing for decisions that need to be made, not just considered, I find myself not able to make a final decision.
For example, I thought I wanted Virginia Mist granite for the kitchen countertops, but when I went looking for slabs, I didn't like the look.
I thought it was supposed to resemble soapstone, but the slabs I'm finding look like they have clouds all over them and look grainy and too gray.
So now I'm reconsidering soapstone.
I've read all the articles about the pros and cons.
My contractor even took me to a restaurant in the City, The Commisary, that has soapstone to see how it has held up.
After more than a year in a commercial application, this soapstone looks amazing. Yes there are chips and scratches but I can live with them.
My contractor has been very patient, I have to say. Here he is selecting the perfect marble for my bathroom vanity. I'm thinking I should just leave these decisions up to him-that way a decision will at least be made.
He doesn't suffer from "Analysis Paralysis!"
I did make a few decisions on lighting though.
Or at least I ordered a few lights.
This one came from Wisteria and is a potential winner for the cathedral ceiling in the living room.
At 37" wide, I hope it's wide enough to fill the space. However, I'm still unsure about the look and am debating a huge lantern instead...
I ordered two small chandeliers from Pottery Barn.
This one for the powder room or master closet...
...and this one for the master bathroom.
If they don't work, I can return them. Most lighting sites charge a restocking fee or don't allow returns, so I feel good about my purchases.
The one decision I don't regret making though is marrying this guy!
No "Paralysis Analysis" here!
33 years ago today we said "I do!"
Happy Anniversary to us!