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Follow your heart queen, and don’t let anyone get in your way

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Wonder Women
December 15, 2021

Wonder Women, there isn’t anything a girl can’t do

Happy day babes. 

I have a question for you all, do you follow what your heart wants or your brain? 

There are logical reasons to follow one over the other, but I know you all want to follow your heart more than your brain, let’s be real. 

Your brain wants you to do the right thing while your heart wants you to take a risk for a possible reward. 

Even if you follow your heart and there’s no reward, at least you did something you really wanted to, which was following your heart. 

What have you been wanting to do but are too worried about what others might say? 

That could be anything from changing your major in school to ending a relationship you weren’t happy in. 

Either way, babes, follow your heart. I am going to continue to say that. 

Never apologize for following your heart. In the end, whatever makes you happy is the only thing that matters. 

I have always personally struggled with doing what my heart wants over my brain, I want to make the right decisions but which one is right? My heart or brain. There is no right answer in the end. 

I’m in this weird stage of life, a fourth-year student planning to graduate in spring. Starting my big girl life outside of college. Scary thought. 

Life after college has been weighing on my mind a lot lately. What do I do? Where do I go? When do I start applying for jobs? Am I qualified enough? 

As you can tell my mind is filled with questions and what if’s. 

I feel like in college, for some, the only responsibilities you have are deciding which bar to go to on Saturday. Then there’s the obvious one: school. 

I won’t lie, I don’t have many responsibilities besides getting my school work done, paying my credit card bill on time and making sure I eat at least one meal a day. 

In a mere seven months, I’ll have a car and cell phone payments, bills, rent and — the biggest one of all — a big girl job. 

Now, it’s time for the big question: Do I stay in Wisconsin or move somewhere else? I know that my family wants me to stay in Wisconsin, but there’s a big part of me that wants to branch out of the small town of Menomonee Falls. 

So, what’s a girl to do? I know what I’ll do and I know it will make my parents sad. I am going to follow my heart. I am getting out of Wisconsin and going somewhere with possibilities. 

I am going to start this whole new life. I am going to take the risk, the one that comes with high success and reward if I can just get out there/get myself to finally do it. My brain is yelling at me to take the safe road, but that’s not who I am. I want to take the risky road and start living. 

If college has taught me anything, besides what I need to know for my future career, it’s that I can do anything I put my mind and heart to. 

So, if you are torn between following your brain or your heart. Babe, go with your heart I can promise you, you will be happy with the results.

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