Its a tough one, right?
So many times in my life I’ve been faced with a decision where the risk is so great it would change the outcome of my life.
Five years ago I was faced with a pretty life changing decision. Marks national team were picking up and moving to Amsterdam to play in the Dutch League. What an amazing opportunity, for him, it was a no brainer, the journey to London 2012 was just beginning.
The week the British Volleyball Association made the announcement, I had just interviewed for a job as a Physical Education Assistant at a school I’d been working in for over a year. The chances of me getting the job were quite high. I had a big decision to make. Do I stay in the UK and take the job I’d love OR do I go with Mark to Amsterdam on his journey to the Olympics.
Now, as you know from another blog, “Its been a hell of a ride” I didn’t take the job, I moved to Holland with Mark and we begun our journey.
I followed my heart.
A lot of people thought I was crazy, we didn’t have any money, I wouldn’t have a job, would be leaving my life, once again, in Glasgow…and a million other things people thought were crazy. It didn’t matter, I was choosing my life with Mark. It was a tough tough year, but I wouldn’t have changed a thing. One girl, when I returned to the UK in the summer, even asked me if I was “THAT girl” who picked up her life and moved for “A GUY”, I was now “THAT girl”….brilliant!
When I sat down to think about what type of person I am, I figured out I’m a follow my heart type of girl, every time. (Some of you are probably thinking “Well, Duh”)
As the years pass, I think I’ve got better at following my head.
As you get older, there’s more at risk, we have Little Miss to think about now too. The decisions become tougher.
Is it the same for everyone, you follow your heart when you are younger then follow your head as you get older? Or are you just one type of person?