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December 10 – Wisdom Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? (Author: Susannah Conway)

I was all good and caught up in this reverb10 madness and then this prompt showed up. I mean, wise? Me? Next month I hit that big fat quarter of a century mark which I know sounds really old when you put it like that (or if you like to pretend it's the 1600s) but it turns out it only actually means 25 (Don't worry, I was also surprised when I found that out). Isn't wisdom for old people and owls? I still think it's a good idea to walk into a bar without pants on. You know what was an even wiser decision than that? Going to brunch somewhere that had bottomless mimosas/bloody mary's before that whole pantless thing even started.

Here are some decisions I made this year that I think were pretty solid (in no particular order):

1. Basically stopped talking to the douche for so long that by the time I did, he actually apologized for being such an asshat.

2. Gave myself permission to say no, skip class, do what I needed to do to stay vaguely healthy while working more than full time and going to school. This did not actually work. It turns out graveyards are a bitch to your immune system no matter what you do.

3. Moved out of my cabin and into town with Matt. This has some positives and negatives. Now that I no longer am surrounded by the pretty in Sonoma County, I'm itching to leave. If I can't have stars or drive three minutes into town to just hang out with childhood friends while they're at work then I'd like to have streets well lit enough to walk around at night, public transit that is useful and a city to adventure through. It's one or the other for me. I don't like the middle ground.

On the plus side, I get to live with Matt and we have a kitten (that is more if a cat now). People can actually contact me and it's easier to hang out with people in this rare moments of free time I have that line up with the schedule of non vampires.

3. Changed jobs so that I was working in the field for which I'm going to school. Already been discussed.

4. Switched from a first generation iPhone to an iPhone 4. I don't care what you naysayers think, this phone is the shit compared to my
2.5 year old iPhone.

5. Signed up for both meat and product CSA boxes. Our produce gets delivered every two weeks meaning I don't have to go to the store as often and I get to eat seasonal, local deliciousness. I pick up a box o'meat once a month at the farmers' market. The ranch it comes from is about five minutes from my grandparents' house so that's pretty nifty. Also, it's really tasty. The ribeye we had tonight was giant enough to feed both of us and didn't dry out at all even though I accidentally cooked it closer to medium than I like. Signing up for CSAs also cut down our grocery bill by about a third!

That's all I got. Wise? I don't know.