What is the best advice you received but never thought you’d use?
"Make your own decisions, not somebody else's"
That's what my Mom would say to me.
It wasn't until I met Mike and started dating him that I started following my Mom's advice.
And I listened.
"Make your own decisions"
Mike and I moved to Cleveland shortly after dating for a job opportunity for him. Everyone was against us because we didn't know each other that long....my family huffed and puffed about it, my friends were having the serious talks with us. But I did what my heart told me to....and I made my own decision.
My Dad quit talking to us for about 4 months. Not a word, a peep, a glance....nadda. We were "playing house" after all by not being married. But I made my own decision and not somebody else's.
We obviously got married a few years later, then decided to start a family, and had Livi. (no drugs involved...another big to-do about that!) And of course by having children, there's that plethora of unwanted advice on how to "properly" raise a child.
I would think the biggest decision we made was to not vaccinate. Oh boy did I open a huge can of worms with that one. So I started to cave. But then Mike brought me back to why I made that decision in the first place. And maybe my decisions on not to vaccinate don't make sense to the majority of people, and you know what? I don't care. It was my decision to make. But...I think that's another whole blog topic right there ;)
We ended up moving back to Erie. Another HUGE decision that we had to make and stick with it. We both loved our jobs in Cleveland. Like, really really loved them. (I actually stayed 2 weeks more in Cleveland while Mike was in Erie because I didn't want to leave. Sick, huh? Ha!) But we knew that moving was the best decision for us as a family. Our decision....nobody else's.