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I'm Jane McIntyre, a voiceover and writer, formerly an award-winning BBC radio newsreader and producer. My blog covers life, love and loss; travel, coffee and chocolate; with some heartfelt pieces in the mix about my late dad, who had dementia. Just a click away, I'm half of the team behind - two empty nesters who whizzed round the world in 57 days.

Monday 4 April 2016

Made a decision today?

What's the biggest decision you've made today?

Maybe you faced a crossroads at work. Applying for promotion, perhaps. Or re-training...trying something new.

There's a chance you've only had to sweat the small stuff today: what shoes to wear. Whether to grab an umbrella on your way out this morning. What to eat for lunch or how to entertain the children while they're off school.

It's part of everyday life, isn't it?

Sometimes...a real biggie comes along, concerning your health. I've often wondered, since my mum died way too early from breast cancer, and Dad died a couple of years ago from Alzheimer's, whether I'd take a test to see if I was likely to develop either of those conditions myself. (I don't think I would, actually...). Then there's political stuff, concerning the way we live; who to vote for; whether to stay in the EU or not.They're pretty key issues, too.

But the point way or another, we're continually making decisions. Some are incredibly tough, but we have to learn how to make them, and how to live with the consequences.

So why on earth....would anybody have the job title...of 'Decision Maker'?

I got a letter today from one of the big high street banks. I'd complained about an endless wait to get through to somebody the other day. They'd just noted my comments, pretty much. But the letter was signed by...(name....)...with the job title of: Decision Maker.

I'm tempted to write and complain about how stupid that sounds.

I might.

Can't really make up my mind......



  1. You are right! That is a stupid & rather pompous job title to give to someone. If it WAS my job title, I'd not tell anyone about it :)

  2. Oh, BTW ... just changed my wordpress name to bring it into line with my twitter & IG accounts - The Artist, formerly known as Stigsheff ;)