Determining or having the power to determine an outcome
She ran a comb through her hair, deciding not to re-braid the top part.
Deciding to use the sun to orient herself, she detoured around several dense patches of blackberry bushes.
Why had he tortured himself by deciding to be a cop?
By the stillness of the body at her back, he was deciding her fate.
Deciding to give up motherhood was the hard part.