Top Five Smartest Decisions of My Life (Thanks, John!)

In response to Top Five Smartest Decisions of My Life:

I liked John’s idea, so I thought I’d copy it.  It would be interesting to hear from other Conversation writers.

1. Working 30 hours a week in college, getting BA in three years, getting scholarships, and doing everything else possible to avoid college loans.

2. Adopting Buster, a chocolate lab/beagle mix (RIP)

3. Hiring and staying friends with my last two assistants, Joe and Danielle.

4. Buying the hot pink Ostrich-skin purse.

5. Having the good sense to not make a list of my dumbest decisions