People Share the Best Decision They Ever Made | 22 Words

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:

He shared the best decision he's ever made, which was coming out when he was 14-years-old, and asked others to share their best decisions. The Internet responded.

Authentic Jim

This 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 mom

Are there estranged relationships that you regret? You have the opportunity to be the bigger person, forgive, and rekindle them.

Sober

Getting sober is so hard. But I imagine that it is almost always worth it.

Transitioning

Huge decisions like coming out as trans and beginning the transition process can totally turn your life upside-down. But while it's harder than you think you can handle, if you're being yourself, you won't regret it.

Going blonde

Sometimes, a seemingly superficial change can make a huge difference! It might actually be true in this case at least that blondes have more fun.

Staying strong

Dealing with mental illness like depression and anxiety can feel overwhelming and world-changing. But fighting to be yourself is always worth it.

Staying

This is such a complex and interesting life choice that she was faced with. So glad it worked out for her.

Self-exam

It's so important not to ignore health issues that arise. It can be daunting to even think about dealing with them, but it's important.

Leaving

After so much time, it is so scary to leave a bad situation and start over. This takes real bravery.

Ending a marriage

Ending a marriage can feel world-ending. Your reality is totally redefined overnight. But if it's toxic, leaving is the best thing you can do.

Coming out

No matter when you decide to share yourself with the world, it will be the best thing you ever do.

Moving

Sometimes you have to leave your hometown no matter how bittersweet. I did. And even though it was a rocky road, it was an important thing for me to do.

Paris

I mean, I can't imagine moving to Paris being a bad decision. It is worth it for the bread and croissants alone.

Changing schools

People often say that teenagers don't actually know what's best for them, but that couldn't be further from the truth.

Handing a girl a drink

I love this story! It's just the cutest.

Called Dad back

This 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-ups

I 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

Pursue what you are passionate about instead of what you are expected to. It will lead to so much more happiness.

Moving to Ireland

Starting over completely is sometimes the exact right decision! It's amazing if you have another person to do it with.

Leaving a toxic job

It can be so terrifying to leave the stability of a job, but if it's making you miserable, it's never worth it.

Asking her out

I love the stories of how people got together! Also, pets change lives!

Seeing Erasure

You know, a live music show can tell you a lot about yourself. It may seem like a small thing, but it's not.

Going veggie

Taking control of your body and what you put in it is no small feat! Especially if people are so rudely making fun of you for it.

Two coming outs

This is huger than you can imagine! This guy is a total inspiration.

Leaving an abusive relationship

One of the hardest things to do is to leave an abusive relationship. It's not easy. This person is extremely brave.

Walking away

Religion can suck you in and make you forget who you really are. But it also provides stability, so it's hard to leave.

Replying

Ugh, this made me tear up. This is beautiful.

Seeing a therapist

It's really hard to make the decision to seek help. But therapy is great. Everyone should go to therapy.

Marriage

Well, this is just adorable. Share this with someone and share your best decision!