Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat … 52 List for Happiness [List #5]
[ORIGINAL POST LOST … REPOSTING LIST 1-11]
Hello Friends and Happy Sunday. It’s been a pretty mild week + and I’m just loving that everyone is on vacation so my job is more relaxed + and there’s been an ease about everything. I’ve cleaned out files + and cabinets at work + so when I come back in September from my stay-cation everything is ready to go. I finished my bedroom closets last week + donated some old clothes this weekend + and next week I’ll focus on my living area.
This week is List #5 which ask … “List the Best Choices You Have Made In Your Life So Far”. Wow … a list of best choices + this was easy and hard. It challenged me to think about my life as a whole and pick out the very best things that have impacted my life. Some of those choices still challenge me + but I believe that’s what life is. I want to challenge myself + to be my best self + and bring this out in others.
LIST 5: “List The Best Choices You Have Made In Your Life So Far”
- Going back to college
- Getting out of “that” relationship
- Starting a blog
- Picking up the camera
- 750 Words
- Staying at my current job
- Not moving to Atlanta
- Letting down my relation guard
- Picking my battles
- Living in Virginia
TAKE ACTION: Take five minutes each morning this week to reflect on your list before you start your day. You have so much to take joy in; trust in your inner wisdom.
When I look at this list as a whole + I can remember what was running through my brain when I listed each of these choices. When I went back to college I was terrified + because I was going to school with people half my age who [in my opinion] was smarter + and sharp. What I learned is that being smart is good + but having life experience is better. Yes … there is always a toxic relationship + and it was + but the day that I was mentally free was the best day of my life. How can I not list starting a blog + it’s been “the” most therapeutic + creative-outlet-medium that I’ve done. 750 words have been my therapist. It’s been a place where I can have that brain dump every morning + and list everything that troubles me + my hopes + my fears + and my dreams.
Staying at my current job has been a push and pull thing because as time marched on + I realized that having a stable job is something that I need to learn to appreciate. Not moving to the ATL … wow … so many memories flash through my brain. I think my daughter and I would be different people + and that I would have never started blogging which is everything to me. Letting down my guard allowed me to love again … picking my battles comes with age because when your older + those things that troubled you in your 20s + 30s + or hell 40s aren’t as important as you thought they were. And … last but not least staying in Virginia.
My friends all wondered why I moved to the most expensive county vs. staying someplace that was affordable. All I can say to that is I did this for my daughter + because when you have a child you can’t be selfish + and you don’t but your needs before their happiness and welfare. I look back and think … I wouldn’t change a damn thing + because she is exceptional + and she is the single reason why I’ve stayed here + why I didn’t move to ATL + why I kept my job + and why I blog about happiness. I’ve taught her to never give up your happiness for anything + and if you don’t absolutely love it + move the fuck on.
“Don’t cry because it’s over + smile because it happened.” – Dr. Suess
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today + and with each post I hope that I can bring some of my happiness to others + because if you have joy in your heart + then you spread that joy. – [Know Thyself] Wye