I suppose I’ve always been one to make bold, spontaneous moves. When I was a sophomore in college and wanted to hop on a plane to visit a guy I’d been “seeing,” my dad told me I needed to stop following my hormones, and follow my heart. Then when I moved to Boston three months after graduation (without a job) because I was bored , many people thought I was absolutely crazy. But you know what, I didn’t care a bit about what others thought of my decision. After all, it’s my life after all, and I knew I’d figure it out. I always have. When I want something, I waaaantttt something, and go and get it.
That’s why I’ve decided to make the boldest decision of all, a decision that at first shocked/stunned/surprised and maybe even frightened many (especially my mother). I’ve decided to leave my full time job (yes, even in this terrible economy) to pursue my dreams of publishing a book and becoming a writer. I guess I finally took my dad’s advice of following my heart; it definitely isn’t my hormones speaking this time.
As I sit in a cafe writing and eating a fresh, delectable salad from Espresso Royale Cafe in Boston, I couldn’t be more happy about my life and the decision I’ve made. I’ve realized many people have these passions/desires/wants/needs/ideas but never have the guts to actually go with them. I’ll admit, it was scary. Leaving a job that pays for my rent, coffee addiction and social life was not easy. In fact, it was frightening as hell to go through with it. However, deep down I knew where my heart was at, and knew what I needed to do. I will write my butt off. I will do everything I can to get published and make a name for myself. Everything is in my control now, and the same goes for you. The future is in our hands and there’s no better time than now to start really living your life.