The last few weeks have been quite a whirlwind for me and I’m sure that I’ll have a post up fairly soon all about what’s been happening, but for now I’ll just say that I’m notoriously bad at making decisions.
In fact, it’s not necessarily that I’m bad at making decisions, it’s that I always play Devil’s advocate and I overthink everything until I get to the point where I can’t reach a full-blown conclusion.
Having said that, I wanted to put together a post today celebrating all of the best decisions I’ve ever made to prove to myself that I can actually reach a conclusion when I really try hard enough.
Here are the best decisions and choices I’ve ever made.
Not going to uni
It’s been just over a year now since I decided not to go to university and I honestly thought that I would have been full of regret for not going by now. But I can safely say that it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. From the age of approximately eight years old, I always thought that uni was the only way to go once you left school; I knew of no other alternative.
I’m sure I’ll cover this in more detail at some point but basically, it got to the time where I had to decide what I wanted to do with my life and I kind of freaked out; I know I always loved English and I desperately wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to write for a living but with the magazine industry slowly dying out, I panicked. I applied for an English Language course regardless and I got a place at the University of York but I’d barely started the course when I just knew it wasn’t for me.
I couldn’t imagine spending the next three or four years of my life studying a subject that even though I loved, I still couldn’t imagine a career path. I took six months off to clear my mind and sort out what I wanted to do and I settled on digital marketing.
I’m now happier than I’ve ever been and I’m so unbelievably glad that I didn’t go to uni as I now get to pursue a career that I truly adore.
Falling in love with Matt
While the act of actually falling in love may not be a conscious decision that we make, I’m still gonna include it in this list anyway. Spending my life with Matt is without a doubt the best thing that’s ever happened to me and I wake up every single day feeling so unbelievably happy and grateful to have him in my life. He’s the most supportive, thoughtful, funny and incredible person I’ve ever know and I still can’t believe that he’s mine.
Passing my driving test
I passed my driving test when I was 17 and I’m so unbelievably glad that I did. It’s given me so much freedom to do whatever I like; I’m able to visit friends and family who live quite far away and I’ve been able to visit lots of new places that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. I genuinely believe if you get the chance to, you should have driving lessons as soon as possible because it will genuinely change your life.
Starting this blog
I’m Just A Girl is hands down one of the best things that I’ve ever done in my life. Starting this blog has allowed me to do so many amazing things and meet some truly incredible people. Writing has always been my biggest passion and this blog has allowed me to explore my creative side even further; I’ve learnt so many new skills and my photography has improved immensely over the last year or so. I really am so grateful for all the amazing opportunities that this little corner has brought me.
Getting rid of toxic friends/people
I’ve talked about this a few times on my blog already but it’s definitely one the best decisions I’ve made; getting rid of toxic people has made my life remarkably better. People who are selfish, inconsiderate and blatantly don’t care about you unless you’re doing something for them are the type of people you don’t need in your life. When I made the decision to stop being friends with people who were negatively impacting my life, my life was improved by approximately 110%. I would definitely recommend reconsidering the people in your life and if the relationship doesn’t seem healthy or mutally beneficial then ditch them!
What are the best decisions you’ve ever made? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.