What were your best decisions last year?
1. Quitting my job.
I've never felt better about my life than I do now.
2. Reading the Edmund Morris trilogy of Theodore Roosevelt biographies.
Utterly fascinating human being and a well-researched, well-written profile
3. Running a 50-mile race.
4. Starting writing as a side hustle and as a hobby.
I still have a lot to learn and probably far more I should be doing but I'm having fun.
5. Selling my house.
I made an enormous profit and I no longer have the weight of a mortgage tying me down.
6. Getting rid of 50% of my belongings.
I did this in conjunction with selling my house, and it was a big weight lifted off my shoulders to minimize my things.
7. Traveling throughout the Western U.S.
8. Taking three months to get clear on my values and preferences.
I read a lot of personality books and did a lot of journaling.
9. Joining a writing group.
Met some great peeps who are on a similar journey.
10. Moving out of Phoenix.
Phoenix was amazing 20 years ago but now it's turned into a smaller version of Los Angeles - it's incredibly crowded, there's not remotely enough housing, there is poverty everywhere you turn, and don't even get me started on the traffic. Also, I hope you enjoy litter and smog, because there's plenty of it there.