The best decision I ever made was………..
…….., that’s a hard one.
I could say that divorcing my husband might be it. Certainly it was the hardest decision and it was a fresh start for me. Of course, making that my choice would mean talking about why I made that decision and the thought of spewing out those details here makes me want to, well, spew……
I could say that the decision to have my kids was the best one but that seems like such a cliché. If I go through the Finish the Sentence Friday posts, how many of those will I find? There’s nothing wrong with being thankful for our decision to have kids – goodness knows I am – but I write about them enough. Let’s move on.
I could say that moving out of my parents’ house as early as I could and getting out of that environment was my best decision ever. Again, though, that would mean talking about the reasons and I try so hard to not bad-mouth people here. Maybe someday, I’ll find the guts to really talk about it here but, for now, just trust me when I say that moving out was a great decision.
All of these things were life-changers but there is a more recent one that I am happy to talk about and that many others share – the leap into social media. When I joined Twitter, I didn’t really know what it was about, only that so many people were talking about it. Once I got into it and started discovering people there, I was totally hooked! I spent hours on it and it took me to so many sites that I never would have discovered on my own. I have several Facebook friends who I interact with regularly and who enrich my life who I never would have known if I hadn’t met them on Twitter.
Of course, my Twitter addiction has settled down quite a bit at this point and I don’t spend nearly so much time on it now but I still have fun with it while actually getting things done. The fact that I’ve added Google +, Pinterest, Instagram to my life is beside the point.
Enjoying being slothful on my vacation so much, it will take an intervention to get my ass to work on Monday….
— Kat M (@kathym425) April 10, 2014
This is also where I discovered the world of blogging. Can you believe that I didn’t even know what a blog was until then?! I know it’s shocking! I have read so many stories; funny, sad, thought-provoking where I have laughed, cried, agreed, disagreed and felt understanding. For someone as shy as I am to be reaching out and talking to these people that I have never met about our lives is really kind of mind-blowing and certainly life-changing.
Connecting with so many different people and hearing their stories has expanded my horizons and I find that I’m far less judgmental now than I once was and less likely to make assumptions about people. That’s not to say that I’m perfect. I certainly do put my foot in my mouth now and then but I don’t do it nearly as often as I once did.
So, was joining social media the best decision that I ever made? Maybe not THE best but certainly close to the top. After all, if I hadn’t, this blog wouldn’t exist and that would be so sad…..