What was the biggest choice you made in 2011? What caused you to choose what you chose?
I don’t know if there’s one BIG choice I made this year (unless you count treating myself to a much needed vacation). If anything, I tried to look at my daily choices more. I wanted to make choices that would make me feel less stressed or give me opportunities to do things I love. I mean, ultimately I just want to be happy. It’s such a simple thing but I honestly do think it’s a choice you make for yourself. I can’t tell you how many times I would tell myself at work - don’t sweat the little things. I didn’t always follow that advice (which Funfetti can attest to!) but on the days when I did, it felt really good and I’m getting better at doing that. No one wants to be sitting at their desk internally raging at their coworkers. (I swear, I don’t.) Or the decision to read more. Again a simple choice and yet it’s one that’s made me very happy. I’ve always been a bookworm and for whatever reason, I went through this period post-college where I hardly read at all. I missed it! Now I’m reading all the time, escaping into these wonderful stories. Books just make me happier. Same goes for blogging. I love to write but it’s always been stop and go for me. Then for the past year and a half, I’ve made the conscious effort to keep at it and it’s been so rewarding.
It’s kind of like that saying - how sometimes it’s the little things that matter most. Maybe I didn’t make one life-altering decision. Instead I made a lot of little choices that made this past year a happier one as a whole. And that’s probably something I’m going to try and keep at next year (and that year after that!).