52 List for Happiness

Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat … 52 List for Happiness [List #5]


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”

  1. Going back to college
  2. Getting out of “that” relationship
  3. Starting a blog
  4. Picking up the camera
  5. 750 Words
  6. Staying at my current job
  7. Not moving to Atlanta
  8. Letting down my relation guard
  9. Picking my battles
  10. 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

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