Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Follow your heart

I have an extremely soft and gentle heart. It can be molded, printed, and left in places and with people before I give it a say-so. I think many people have hearts like this, but I also think many people put up guards and choose to silence what they’re heart may be trying to tell them. I just can’t justify living like that. I can’t live halfway loving, or halfway feeling anything. When I crack open my heart, I will admit, I get hurt or let down sometimes, but I sacrifice that for the love and goodness I constantly feel. If you close your heart none of the bad stuff can get to you, but none of the good stuff can either.

 Since I began listening to my heart and pursuing writing, I am so much happier. The happiest I’ve been, and that gives me goose bumps to say and my eyes fill with tears as I type this. So it’s what I feel I need to share with all of you today. Why I think you, the wonderful person reading this, should pursue whatever your heart desires. 

I believe with everything I have that we all have a gift, a purpose, and we are supposed to live that out. And when you have the courage to do that, things change instantly. 

I know that it is not easy to do what you have always wanted to do. There is a fear of failing, of not being successful, not to mention that the path is not always paved for us to walk on. But what I understand now is that there is always going to be an obstacle. Always. It doesn’t matter if you live cautiously and make all the right moves, or if you take big leaps and sell all your possessions, there will always be obstacles. I think living out your dreams is like running a marathon. And at some point you are going to see hurdles. And you can choose to duck under them or go around or you put on your game face, run full speed, and realize you can get over them. You have to decide you want it more than you are afraid of it. 

People may not always support you, and that’s okay. People constantly tell me “well, at some point you may just be working fast food, or in a coffee shop.” “Writing isn’t steady.” “Why not choose a field that has a promising career?” There is a long list of things I have heard but the one I completely disagree with is, “Picture what would happen if nothing went right and then figure out your solution.” I don’t have a back up plan. Because writing is the plan. I’m not concerned with success or if things will work out because I am living out my soul’s purpose. If you have something that is made just for you, whether it's a place, a job, a passion, it will work out because it's what you are meant to do.  I am living out the gift that is already inside me. I’m using my voice, my words, as a platform to change this world for the better. And I don’t care if it takes 5, 10, 50 years before I can say, “This was my exact plan” because every time I see my thoughts take shape on a page, my heart is printed, molded, and given to the words. My words are then given to my audience and I couldn’t be happier about that.  

You are so much more than your fears. You are so much stronger than whatever could possibly hurt or scare you. Don’t wait for a break, a ticket, an interview. Don’t wait for the 1st of the month, the New Year, or a new you. Get up, show up, and be ready to fiercely go after what you know you have wanted (and what you are supposed to be doing) all along. 

Happy Wednesday xoxo

Comment and share what your dream is! Talking about it is the first step to making it happen. 

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