I’ve been thinking a lot about how my life became what it is today, the good, the bad, and the indifferent. That led me to really dig deep into dissecting some of my life’s choices.
We make them everyday, the big and the small. From the time we wake up and we chose to hit the snooze button on our alarm to the time we choose to eat that chocolate chip cookie right before bed. Everything we do in life is a choice and everything we are, are reflections of those choices.
And each choice affects the next one.
3 years ago I was a single woman with no children. I was on a quest to find myself. I decided to go out to a poetry event by myself. I wasn’t going to mingle; I wasn’t going with hopes of meeting anyone. I just wanted to enjoy some poetry.
I went out to a social event, alone for the first time in my life, and I was nervous. I almost talked myself out of going. I couldn’t find a good parking spot and I told myself that this was a sign, I should just head on home, but I didn’t., I stayed.
I walked to the bar to get a drink. A complete stranger, accidently stepped on my foot. He apologized, we laughed. We spent the rest of the night talking.
Three weeks later he was my boyfriend, 3 months later I was pregnant, and almost three years later I am the mother of my beautiful son Maverick, whom I couldn’t imagine my life without.
Every choice you make is a domino affect. They are all related. They all add up to the sum which is you.
Each choice we make starts with one simple thought, and then an action to support that thought.
Our thoughts are so powerful. I would think to myself how much I resented being a single mother. How awful and difficult it is. Until one day I realized I was behaving like a resentful baby mama. I never viewed myself as such but I was becoming just that.
Our thoughts become things. What you think of yourself is what you will become and guess what? Our thoughts are our choices too.
You can choose to look at life negatively or you can make the choice to be exactly what it is you want to be. Not tomorrow, or next year, or in the next ten years but right this second.
I choose happiness over bitterness.
I choose chasing my dreams instead of material things.
I choose life over pain.
I choose love.
What choices did you make today?