When I first read today’s #reverb10 prompt (what is the wisest decision you made this year?), I thought it was going to be difficult to answer. Think about it: how many decisions (big and small) does one make in a year? I have no idea, but it must be a lot. I barely remember most of them — forget trying to figure out which was the wisest. And then it occurred to me: the wisest decision is one I made over 10 years ago, but remake again daily. I am writing, of course, of the decision to marry my current husband (the first one was NOT a wise decision. Luckily I did better the second time around :)). Often, we tend to think of choosing a partner as a one-time decision. But it isn’t, of course — rather, it’s a decision one has to recommit to every day. I do believe that it is wise of me to decide every day that this is a partner worth keeping around. Who else would cook for me, read and comment on all of work, understand why what I do is important, travel the world with me, love my kitties, and just generally make my life better? While I don’t necessarily believe in the Disney fantasy of “one true love,” I do believe that there aren’t a lot of men out there who would put up with the likes of me and I feel damn lucky to have found the one I did.
(And to everyone who knows me IRL — yes, I know this was amazingly sappy for me. I promise to return to the regularly-scheduled program of snark with tomorrow’s prompt. But if you know me, you likely know Larson, too, so you can agree that this is indeed my wisest decision).
Note: This is my ninth post for #reverb10, an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next. Each day has a prompt. Today’s prompt is: “Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out?”