For fun – what would you consider to be the best decision you've ever made?

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Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

To leave my financially abusive cheating ex. 

 

Post # 3
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1030 posts
Bumble bee

Saying no to a proposal for the final time as we sat in front of a courthouse, leaving the first real “love of my life” at the airport and getting on an airplane for a University program far away.

Post # 4
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

happybridetobe1988 :  To go on “one more” Tinder date. Was sick to the back teeth after what felt like hundreds of rubbish dates. Had 1 lined up and thought to myself after that one (already assuming it would be terrible like the others) I would have a break from online dating. Well, turns out the guy I met on that date is the guy that will be waiting for my down the bottom of the aisle in March!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Moving overseas to a country I’d never been to at 21 to move in with my then boyfriend, now husband 🙂 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

That’s awesome bee 🙂 

mine was to quit teaching full time. It was sucking the life out of me and I just felt so unhappy. I was so worried about the negative opinions of others and feeling like a ‘failure’ …. but I can tell you I am 100 times happier and I’m not stressed all the time, plus I actually have energy to do the things I love like painting and all of my little side projects. Going from a job where I bring all of my work home with me every night and weekend, to a job where as soon as I leave, it is out of sight out of mind has been the most liberating feeling… a small financial loss was completely worth such an improvement in my mental health. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Changing my mind last minute on which university I was going to transfer to… met my now husband day 1 of class there!

Post # 9
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733 posts
Busy bee

Choosing my college. It’s where I met my husband, most of my friends, and had several academic and leadership opportunities that made me much more self-confident and independent. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Finally saying “yes” to my fiance’s plea for a first date (I said no several times hahaha I was such a snot)

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

happybridetobe1988 :  

I’ve been on the planet a lot longer than most of the Hive, so I have more than one.

-Leaving SoCal for East Tennessee.  It is so lush and green here.  Everything is about seven minutes from our house, the people are friendly, and no state income tax.

-Breaking ties with my abusive parents.  My life was hell on earth for several years, but, gradually, I started finding myself.

-Divorcing my abusive ex.  I should not have married him, but I give myself major props for not putting up with it for long.

-My dogs.  That’s ever changing, sadly.  So I will just leave that as many years ago, I fulfilled my childhood dream of having a German Shepherd and life has never been the same.  There actually has not been a time since 1991 that I haven’t had multiple German Shepherds.  

-Here’s a current decision I’m grappling with that will probably become a candidate for best decision.  I am very seriously considering going back to school to finish up my PhD. At my ridiculously advanced age.

People even older than I have done it. It’s also a good intellectual stretch and should help prevent rain function loss as I age.

I don’t want to go back to actually doing therapy, this would be strictly for me.  (Relationship coaching, I’ll do on a very limited basis). And to enhance my credibility as an author.

I’m leaning very much toward doing it. 

Post # 12
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Newbee

Switching my degree from arts to business- I am now almost done the CPA program and have a stable and super fufilling job that I started right out of university which allowed me to buy a house with my Fiance at 22. I would have said going on a date with Fiance but I didn’t really choose that as we were 15 and 17 and just kind of happened to end up dating because our best friends at the time were dating!

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

To go to a concert. One show changed my life! I met my husband, who in turn introduced me to all my friends and eventually led to my baby. The artist (met him at this show for the second time) inspired me to take a new job shortly after which has led to a wonderful career. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

Going back to nursing school.  It was hard and horrible and my first marriage degraded while I was in it, but I did it and have had an amazing career ever since.  

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Finally giving my number to my now husband after laughing off his flirting several times. While together we have built such an amazing life I couldn’t see without him. Also getting the job I’ve always wanted to and succeeding and advancing in my career. I got lucky getting my career straight out of college. 

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