Hurrah! Franglaise Mummy has turned 40. Here she tackles eloquently the fear of decision making and what happened to a stable and happy family life when she and her husband upturned their lives to follow a dream. Walking away from lucrative careers, house and home didn’t turn out as hoped – and which some people might not class a success story. However, read another take about what happens when things don’t turn out quite as planned. Ed

One of the biggest reasons that people get stuck in the decision-making process is due to the crippling fear of making the wrong decision. If this is the case for you, let me tell you one of my decision-making stories…

10 years ago, I was 30 years old. I had just moved into my forever home – a house we’d had built, and that I’d seen transform from architect’s plans and an empty field into the home of my dreams: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, huge fireplace, a kitchen we’d designed down to the last cm, a lovely garden with a mountain view, a swimming pool in the garden. It was in a gated residence of 13 houses, made up mostly of young families, in a lovely big village in the south of France. Not only my dream home, but a lot of people’s dream home too.

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