This is a continuation of yesterday's post.
Quitting cheer was hands down the best decision I ever made. It was like I was a whole new person. I didn't dread going to school anymore. Instead, I spent my time on things I liked doing. If I regret anything at all, it was not quitting sooner! That single decision planted the seed that grew into such an important life lesson.
The lesson: Don't say yes to something unless you plan on doing it with joy in your heart.
I'm guilty of saying yes to things in the past and then punishing the people around me for "making" me do it. That type of behavior is toxic and won't get you what you want. Each of us gets one chance at life, and you only have so much energy in every day, so make wise choices when it comes to what you spend it on.
Interesting side note, when my son Chandler started school, I learned that the same girl that was so mean to me in high school had a son Chan's age, and they would be playing sports together. That didn't last long, though, because we moved to a new school district. Funny how life works, isn't it?