October 19, 2011

A few good decisions

I’m not the best decision maker. In fact, I can count on one hand the good, major decisions I’ve made in my life (this doesn’t include daily decisions like choosing to drink a Diet Dr. Pepper or watching the Miami Dolphins to get a glimpse of Reggie Bush – these are obviously both excellent decisions, though). I’m talking major, life-changing decisions. I’m terrible at those, just terrible.
Here are my only good decisions on major issues in my life:
1.   Choosing a college. Kansas State rocked my world, and it prepared me for life. I loved every minute of school, and I appreciate the programs, professors and life at Kansas State.

2.   Getting a dog (both of them). Maggie came first, and she was the best thing in my life. Then, after her death, Chloe came along at just the right time. She rocks, and I’m happy every day I spend with her. (On a side note, a number of years ago I was asked to list five things I’d like to accomplish in the next five years. Number one on my list: Get a puppy. This wasn’t greeted with enthusiasm, as I was told this was a “serious” exercise. Well, I was serious. And, I’m happy I accomplished this goal every day of my life.)

3.   Changing jobs. My last job wore on me. Well, not the job itself, but the work environment: home. I know, I know. It sounds so great. No commute. You can start laundry or dinner. You don’t have to dress up. All of those are nice. But, the one thing I think people tend to forget: no human interaction (besides the UPS guy ... poor guy). After three years of working at home, I need coworkers. Real, live coworkers. Thankfully, with my current job, I have them. And, I enjoy my job (most days).

4.   Joining a training group for the Women’s Half Marathon. I’m happy every day I go to my running group. I’m amazed at what I’ve accomplished – things I never thought I could do. This program made me a runner for life, and I’ll be forever grateful.


  1. sigh, everyone keeps talking about how great running groups are and it makes me sad that i'm not in one. i think i might have to bite the bullet and join one after my marathon.

  2. Wow! I'm so impressed at people that can train for a long race on their own (especially a marathon). I'm not terribly self-motivated, so I need a group for a set times each week to run and to keep me accountable. It also helps to push me. Otherwise, I'd still be running the three miles I know I can do at a slow pace (not that I'm anywhere near fast now). And, it's fun to be around running-minded people. Good luck on your race!

  3. Aren't dogs just the best? :)
    Good luck with your training! You're doing an awesome job!

  4. They definitely are the best! Love your photo. And, thanks!


Comments rock!