I’m a big overthinker.
You know? I think I am, at least. Maybe I’m not, compared to others. Who knows.
I choose my words carefully when in new company so I’m not misunderstood. I think about all the things that could go wrong before deciding to engage in a new activity. My head tells me what could go wrong and the things I should be focusing on everyday…but when it comes to the big stuff, the important stuff…well, that’s when I let my heart do all the doing.
There have been several times in my life when I followed my heart.
The big one was two and a half years ago.
I’d just graduated from university, and me and my friend decided to move to Morocco for awhile. It was a weird thing—I mean, here I was having so many problems deciding about the little things on a daily basis…and yet the decision to move to Morocco was made in a day.
There was no weighing pros and cons. There was no planning. It just felt simple and right. My friends and family didn’t understand—but, then, neither did we. We just knew we had to leave our hometown and see how it went, and what we might learn.
And boy did we learn: about friendship, love, work…and everything in between.
After six months in Morocco I met a boy. We talked for about five minutes and he had my heart even before he left the country that same week. In a week I did the scariest thing I could imagine: I travelled somewhere I have never been before to see someone I have only met once to see what this stolen-heart-thing is all about.
It turned out it was, once again, an awesome tip from my heart. We’ve been together for two years since that moment.
That trip was one of the best decisions I’ve made.
My heart is also always right in the job department. Since I’ve been back at home I have been on a hunt for a job and even though I haven’t yet found my dream job, I applied for few of the ones that would suffice.
Unfortunately, no such luck but as soon as I found this apprenticeship I knew in my heart that it was something would I want and need to do. After applying with all of my soul, I got it and I couldn’t be happier!
How many times have you thought hard about what to do and then done what you thought you were supposed to, and ended up being not happy about your decision? Or what you’ve done didn’t end up reflecting your views and ideas?
But maybe what we all have to learn is to not just to wait for the big things but to be a bit braver in following our hearts every day.
These are the thing that we might worry what others will say about them but…who cares?
Our hearts don’t care about what other people think, so neither should we.
The people that matter already know we’re amazing and support us in all of our heart decisions that make our souls sing. When we listen to our hearts, the good things happen, the magic happens.
There are no wrong decisions, there are only lessons from the heart that you needed to learn in order to live your live more authentically.
In a world that wants to change us to fit its views, morals and standards, our hearts are the most important piece of advice we have.
Let’s listen to our hearts instead of the noise of the world.
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Author: Katarina Tavčar
Editor: Renée Picard