Heart or Head?
I’ve asked myself which is better lately. Using your heart or using your head when trying to make a decision?? I mentioned in my last blog post that I was moving. Well, time to break the news to all of my followers. I have decided to go back to school full-time to get my culinary degree. The school I have chosen to do so is in Boulder, Colorado.
I chose Boulder, Co because of an article I read over a year ago. It named Boulder one of the the foodiest places in the country. I have found myself gravitating towards this city while making my decision. In my heart, I feel as though it was the right choice. My head fights me on this one at night when I am trying to sleep.
Making this decision was a tough one. I am established in my career, have published a book to my credit and am settled in a place where all my family and friends are close. Still something is missing. Since I was never formally trained, it has been a passion of mine to one day attend a culinary school and acquire a degree. I have put that dream on the back burner for a while. Life, finances and time are the reasons I gave. I am a single woman with no children. Recently I felt opportunity knocking and I walked hesitantly through that door to explore more of what options I had.
These were my reasons for not going:
In this economy, how does one justify another expense like school?
How do I leave my family, nieces and nephews as well as friends?
Was the risk of losing my clients worth it?
How does one start over in an unfamiliar place?
…Trust me I could go on.
These were my reasons for going:
If you are going to learn, why not in a beautiful place?
Home is always home, correct? I can always come back.
A culinary degree would open so many more doors for me.
Is the risk worth it?
Would I regret my decision if I didn’t go?
…Again, I could go on.
My father Frank always told me that one couldn’t go wrong when they use their heart. He also told me that when you have your health, you are the richest person in the world. I have struggled with the feeling that there is something more out there for me a lot lately. My life is different than most my age. I have the freedom to pursue this dream. Trust me, sometimes I wish I had the security of a family of my own and the regime of what most would consider the “norm”, but my life is what it is. I have not found Mr. Right because it’s not time yet. Until I am grounded again with love and the need to settle down, I need to explore and fulfill my desires.
While looking into school in Colorado, I put myself in touch with different resources while weighing my options. I found that people were willing to go out of their way to help. I found that with a little effort, perhaps this could all really happen. My family is my backbone and God is my love and light. My health is good and I am able to work and apply myself. For that I am grateful. I knew in my heart that it had to be in Colorado. Now it was time to make the decision. Heart or head? A friend once told me that if you lose your mind, you are still capable of being alive. If you lose your heart, you are dead. In the end, I figured that using my heart and having faith in my decision would be better than wondering what would have been ten years from now if I had decided to use the latter.
Please continue to follow me and see how this new adventure pans out. I will attempt to blog my experiences with this new journey I am about to take. Share the trip with me. Encourage me, prayer for me and come visit!! I am about to become a poor (older but wiser) student once again. Don’t steer me wrong heart. I believe in you!
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