“Listen to your heart, it will guide you on the right path.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita
2 years ago I listened to my HEART, my SOUL, my INNER GUIDANCE, and went against everything logical.
I met my boyfriend, Billy, when I was just 10 years old, and he was 15. Obviously, we did not have a super close relationship because of the age difference, but we knew each other well. Our parents spent a lot of time together, which in return meant we spent time together.
We lost connection when I turned 18, but reconnected when I was 22. We found out we had a ton in common, except the fact that he had done what I had been dreaming of – moved the hell out of Troy, Missouri.
So two years ago, at 7:00pm I left Missouri for my journey to Florida. For a vacation. My heart knew I wanted more though. More than just a small getaway. I wanted more out of LIFE. I decided that once I was there, I would look for apartments, jobs, and schools to see if I could make this work.
Once I arrived, we immediately hit it off. Billy and I were best friends instantly. My heart hurt thinking about going back to Missouri. It didn’t feel right. But get this – I had a new job lined up. I had gotten accepted into a very, very selective school for dental hygiene. (All in Missouri)
Suddenly, I realized that those things wouldn’t make me happy. It was not the missing piece I was looking for. So, I did something crazy. I moved in with Billy and his roommate. I found a new job in 3 days.
Over the last 2 years, so many amazing compound effects have happened. I fell in love, I grew as a person, conquered anxiety and depression, started 2 online businesses, and now teach others how to do the same.
All. Because. Of. One. Decision. One decision that made no sense. One decision based purely on heart and had nothing to do with logic. One decision that was scary to make, a decision that forced me into this unknown world where I had no idea if I could make it or not. I didn’t have money saved up for this move, I didn’t have any of my things, I had to turn down 2 good opportunities. It didn’t make sense, but at the same time – it did.
This is your one chance, I don’t know if you ever stop to think about that. You do not get a do over at life. Listen to what your HEART tells you, even if it seems crazy at the time. Every single person who reads this is capable of greatness. Don’t let your negative inner talk win. Don’t let self limiting beliefs stop you from living your truth.
“This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.”
Imagine how different all my minutes would be had I listened to logic! Hurts my heart to even think about.Follow your dreams, learn from your mistakes, and make your life one amazing ride of a journey.
To learn more about my journey, and how I bet my depression watch this video.