Prompt: Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made, and how did it play out?
I made the decision to start living my life for me– which meant being accountable to myself and my well-being. It meant I quit my job because I needed a change, which as very difficult because I felt accountable to my co-workers and their amazingness. But it was a good choice for me.
Then I went to Europe. I had originally hoped to travel with C, but after that ended, I realized I needed to do this for myself. It ended up being the best trip/decision ever. Granted, I found myself with a bit of Euro-lovin’, which I wouldn’t trade for the world, but most of the travels that I did were for me and with good, wonderful people. Very refreshing for the soul, as well as invigorating– I am still hoping to intern abroad this coming summer, as a result.
Lastly, I chose to go to grad school at Oregon State. I told the Super Ninja in the throes of our recent split that I had considered staying in Seattle to be closer. This type of thinking is very common for me, but I wanted to prove that I could make a life-changing decision for myself. OSU felt right, and despite my heart’s yearning to be close to a partner and close to Seattle and familiarity, I challenged myself to go to Corvallis. Although this quarter has not been perfect, it has opened many new doors.
Basically, I’ve been wise enough to start understanding that there is a reason for all that happens in my life. If I choose to ignore lessons, I miss out on the richness and fullness of life. It takes positive thinking, even in difficult times, to get myself through hard situations, but it has all been for the better.