Our lives are shaped by the choices we make ... if, like me, you are someone who chooses with your heart instead of your head, then you will know that your heart is not always the best judge of certain aspects.  So many things would have been very different if I'd ignored the pull of my heart strings and gone with the sensible option ... perhaps the option my parents would have chosen for me ... or the one my bank manager would have chosen! lol 

But where would the fun be in that?  I love spontaneity and uncertainty ... changing direction ... occasional bouts of madness and indecision ... declarations of undying love ... taking risks and yes, making mistakes.  

I always say that life is for living ... I will be able to look back and say that I had a lot of fun ... I made my choices and only I can be responsible for them and the way they turned out.  

womaninbliss womaninbliss
51-55, F
5 Responses Apr 11, 2010

very true suzie!

...and if we didn't sometimes follow our hearts then we would never know!

thank you sweetmeisje!! It's not always easy to go your own way, but worth it in the end I think.

I agree Eve .. there is no formula. What might work for me ... wouldn't necessarily be right for someone else. A balance would be good ... but that doesn't always allow for spontaneity either ... but I don't believe in having regrets ... the past is well gone by and we can make the best of the lessons we can learn.

I have had to overcome the opposite problem, not listening to my heart enough. Sometimes, but not always, the heart knows better than the head. One can strive for balance, but there is no real formula on this one.