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Good choice - Day 3

Saturday, December 02, 2017

I'm trying to make one good choice a day, just that. That can't be insurmountable, right?

I woke up yesterday with stomach pains, and I suspect it stemmed from something I ate the day before. I went into work anyway - much to do, a problem to communicate to my boss (didn't want to postpone doing that), and an office holiday party.

The problem was an error on my part, and as we are required to report errors and omissions, I needed to come clean. To be honest, I'd just realized the error the day before, so it's not like it was a confession of something I'd kept quiet about. No, that wasn't the good choice. That's just part and parcel of what needs to be done professionally. With a career of 45+ years, this is the first time I've had to report something like this.

So it was reported, and next week I'll answer all the questions.

No, the choice is this: I went home prior to the holiday party. Much as I like Mexican food and margaritas, I didn't think it was wise to subject my iffy stomach to this. But a holiday party? That's hard to walk away from. So I evaluated what I was missing, and reminded myself I can always treat myself to a Mexican meal and margaritas if that's what I would miss. And attending a party when I felt miserable? No, that wouldn't be fun.

Doesn't seem like much, I suppose, but it was a good choice. Whatever is ailing me (yes, it's still there) caused me to sleep many hours, and while I've missed a group run this morning, I'm taking care of myself.

Not a major victory, but another small step.

Today's first good choice: going grocery shopping and having what I need at home to make healthy meals. And so I shall......
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