Do you what the best decision you ever made was? Maybe you told someone you loved them, or embraced your true identity, or upended your whole life and began on a new adventure! Or maybe you are young and still finding yourself and hope that the best decision you will ever make is still some years down the line. Either way, reading this list, where people decided to share the decisions they made that changed their lives for the better, will hopefully inspire you and comfort you.
No matter how hard life is, you can still take the reins and make decisions that will have real, lasting effects on your life. Not every decision you make will be the right one, but as this list will show you, being true to yourself can help and build the life you really want.
Patrick Strudwick, an editor for BuzzFeed UK, started the thread off with this:
Today is exactly 27 years since I came out. 14 years old, at my comprehensive. The single best decision of my life… https://t.co/Lrx7q7HOdJ— Patrick Strudwick (@Patrick Strudwick)1544964265.0
Authentic JimThis is such inspiring talk for someone who's been struggling with this same decision. Living authentically is the best thing you can do for yourself.
Relationship with momAre there estranged relationships that you regret? You have the opportunity to be the bigger person, forgive, and rekindle them.
@PatrickStrud To get sober.— Laura Parrott Perry (@Laura Parrott Perry)1544968333.0
@PatrickStrud To start my transition neatly 3 years ago even though I knew it would likely end my decade long marri… https://t.co/TOCFzsY6mv— Katelyn Burns (@Katelyn Burns)1545047115.0
@PatrickStrud Going blonde and I think the results speak for themselves.— Paris Lees (@Paris Lees)1545045642.0
@PatrickStrud Staying strong even when anxiety and depression took over me and fighting against it because now I'm… https://t.co/xm9w8Kdl5S— Emma Gennard (@Emma Gennard)1544991964.0
@PatrickStrud When my wife my wife came out as trans I decided to stay with her rather than leave. It's been a craz… https://t.co/vofRjncfiz— Formally LibbyLights (@Formally LibbyLights)1545042908.0
@PatrickStrud Best decision:Deciding to do a self exam on my breasts one Saturday night when I was 36,not ignoring… https://t.co/Jnx5VPVIfM— Victoria (@Victoria)1545086984.0
@PatrickStrud Leaving my husband after 21 years and starting to find myself again 😊— Samantha Farran (@Samantha Farran)1544976953.0
Ending a marriage
@PatrickStrud I ended a marriage that was becoming increasingly toxic. That was four and a half years ago. Never l… https://t.co/oJzZiY0YPu— Waiting to be vaccinated Jo 🇨🇦🏳️🌈😷 (@Waiting to be vaccinated Jo 🇨🇦🏳️🌈😷)1544975153.0
@PatrickStrud Also coming out but I was 46 at the time. Also came out of toxic religion and I've never been happier.— Steve Doran 🏳️🌈 (@Steve Doran 🏳️🌈)1544967049.0
@PatrickStrud Deciding to move to Manchester. I loved my home town, but I knew there was something else waiting for… https://t.co/UbV927gOra— Maurice Nagington 🏳️🌈💃☮️ (@Maurice Nagington 🏳️🌈💃☮️)1545010548.0
@PatrickStrud Moving to Paris in 2009. Ten year anniversary this year.— Jonathan James (@Jonathan James)1544969481.0
@PatrickStrud Changing schools as a teen. I would not have lived let alone graduated without changing. My school was literally killing me.— Jerome Abalone - Well done America (@Jerome Abalone - Well done America)1544964879.0
Handing a girl a drinkI love this story! It's just the cutest.
Called Dad backThis is really sad, but it's a lesson in calling and texting and talking to people just because you're thinking of them. You never know what's going to happen.
Check-upsI tell you, I avoided the doctor for a long time, and it was a bad decision. Knowing is so much better than not knowing.
Pursuing social sciences
@PatrickStrud I can't say this in the long run but as of now I can say my choice of pursuing social sciences (Econ… https://t.co/XuaQka32Gl— Krispy Karim - كريسبي كريم (@Krispy Karim - كريسبي كريم)1545237880.0
Moving to Ireland
@PatrickStrud My other half & I decided after the Brexit referendum to quit our jobs, sell our house and move to Ir… https://t.co/VpXXTw6yVW— Cas Smith (@Cas Smith)1545123418.0
Leaving a toxic job
@PatrickStrud This year I left a toxic job environment which had convinced me I was lucky to work there and last we… https://t.co/JyZUctK7Wo— Jonathan Roberts (@Jonathan Roberts)1545002550.0
Asking her out
@PatrickStrud Congratulations! V brave doing that at school. Mine is asking out @Gemmasaidso even after she kept ma… https://t.co/KnJ4dkjf8O— Jonny 💙 (@Jonny 💙)1544970408.0
@PatrickStrud Seeing Erasure in 1992 at the age of 14.— Dave Power (@Dave Power)1544964308.0
@PatrickStrud I admire your courage, at that age it must have been tough. My best decision is going veggie when I w… https://t.co/1kDrHASp17— Jade🌹 (@Jade🌹)1544969961.0
Two coming outs
@PatrickStrud Two coming out for me! 1) in 1994, I came out as gay after being in a heterosexual relationship for 7… https://t.co/uXcN3mnX84— Revd Father Jide Macaulay HHH ™ (@Revd Father Jide Macaulay HHH ™)1544970812.0
Leaving an abusive relationship
@PatrickStrud Leaving an abusive relationship. And not going back no matter how much my brain and heart tried to confuse me.— Jill Waiton (@Jill Waiton)1544969867.0
@PatrickStrud Walking away from the religious college I was attending. I was being strung along and milked of my go… https://t.co/zshTKdqFCZ— Incogneat0 4623 (@Incogneat0 4623)1544967620.0
@PatrickStrud Replying to a message from my daughter, who I'd not seen in nearly 15 years. Without her in my life I… https://t.co/XB2BxDOUqr— Alexandra Forshaw (@Alexandra Forshaw)1544964639.0
Seeing a therapist
@PatrickStrud Deciding to see a therapist to sort out my pretty gay head. Lots of us have so much shit to work thro… https://t.co/ndJ05hGMGU— Barry Woods (@Barry Woods)1545060574.0
@PatrickStrud I married her.— Hetty Halpin Wilde (@Hetty Halpin Wilde)1545042694.0