I thought choosing a Faerybead to complete my second resolution would be easy. I have several on my wish list. I know everything they make is a beautiful, little piece of art.
So, why did it take me so long to finally buy it?
When I went through my wishlist, I narrowed it down to one of their dragons: the Coiling Dragon or Ouroboros Dragon. But which to choose? The detail of the Coiling Dragon looked amazing. The symbolism of the Ouroboros was also tempting.
Coiling. Ouroboros. Coiling. Ouroboros. Coiling. Ouroboros. Coiling. Ouroboros.
I finally settled on the Coiling Dragon and intended to order it at the beginning of March as my planned bead for the month. A few days into March, I ordered an unplanned bead and convinced myself I should wait until the middle of the month to order my Faerybead. Then the middle of the month came and went and I still hadn’t ordered it. Close to the end of the month I almost put it in my cart, then suddenly had a complete change of mind and decided I would order the Vertebrae bead instead! The Vertebrae was the first Faerybead I fell for, so I figured it was time to finally get one. But with all my debating, I decided I would sleep on the decision. That night, I had another change of mind and decided that the Phoenix bead would be perfect instead.
I was having a serious bout of buyer’s paralysis.
I’ve experienced this before, where I spend so much time and brain energy planning a purchase that when the time finally comes, my overplanning (Me? Overplan? Who woulda thunk it!?!) causes me to hesitate.
In the end, I went back, stuck the Coiling Dragon in my cart and hit the checkout before I could change my mind again. After all, this is my second Faerybead, but certainly not my last! There’s plenty of time to overthink my next purchases too ;)
(A little part of me really wanted to sneak the Vertebrae bead into my cart as well. But I showed restraint.)
Now that it’s here, I really am impressed with the level of detailing on it. From the scales down the back to the feet tucked under the tail, and the gorgeous wings and face, there’s so much to love.
He needs a name, though. The only one I can think of is George (from Marvin the Martian) but I don’t think that’s really fitting :D Or maybe he is really a she?
Do you ever hesitate when you get the chance to get something you’ve wanted for a while? Or do you grab it as soon as you can!?