Alright y’all, I’ve decided to start a series: Life Advice for 20-Somethings! I’ve really been wanting to share more personal thoughts and advice. In the past couple years, I’ve had a ton of life changes. Changes that were needed, hard, sad, happy, exciting, and everything in between. Once a month, I want to share some real-life advice from experiences I’ve gone through on here!
Today I want to chat about following your heart, with caution. Yes, this topic is a bit broad, but I’m hoping it can resonate in a few different areas of your life. It sounds a little silly to tell someone to ‘follow your heart’ because it’s such a widely used term. But, I think it’s simply forgotten about, in the right context.
I recently listened to a video about following your heart, which is what got me going on this topic.
Your heart is so vulnerable, and it gives in to anything that makes it feel good. It craves those moments that give you butterflies or makes you smile.
It’s natural, and there is nothing wrong with feeling good. But, there are things out there that can make you feel good, temporarily. Your heart still craves it. Then, just like something that tastes good (I see you, sugar), it makes you crash. That’s why it’s so important to use other sense – like your mind and your spirit to help guide your heart.
Following your heart with caution is applicable in so many different aspects of life. From love to career choices and beyond. I won’t get into my love life on here, yet ;), but definitely think about how following your heart with caution applies there too.
If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Let go and allow something that’s perfectly meant for you to come.
If you know me, I’ve always loved talking with people, shopping, interior design, looking at houses, and the list of my hobbies goes on and on. When I started at the best college in the world (shameless LSU plug), nursing was my major. Nothing about nursing excited me, but I went along with it. After a few months, I felt like I was going down a career path that wasn’t my own. My mom and the money both influenced my decision. When I decided to switch to Mass Communication, I knew I was following both my heart and my mind.
Now I’m working for a fashion technology company, rewardStyle. I get to work with other people (awesome ones at that), read blogs, analyze data, and look at clothes and trends all day long! Who knew I could find something that encompasses all of my favorite things. If there is a will, there is a way, y’all.
I’ve been hyper-focused on making myself better lately. Friends, career, goals I’ve had for myself, etc. I obviously have a long way to go (who doesn’t), but I decided to finally get my real estate license. I’ve wanted it since I was 18 but never felt like I had an opening to go for it. I chatted about careers and life goals on my Instagram Stories a few weeks back if you guys didn’t catch me chatting about it on there.
Pick what you love, and follow that. It’s simple. If you hate what you’re doing every day, stop doing it. God didn’t intend us to hate our lives, he intended us to trust him with our future.
Have you ever noticed when something doesn’t go your way, it’s because something better was out there waiting for you?
He might test you in certain situations, but it’s only preparing you for something better. We are only on this earth for a short period of time, there shouldn’t be any time to do anything but what we love.
The biggest piece of advice I can give you is to ask for a sign. Remember, if you ask for one, you have to be looking for an answer – and not just the answer you want.
There are signs flying right by our face. When we’re focused on knowing the answer, we miss them. Let go of trying to control and know, and be open to what he wants for you.
I was reflecting on the past year the other day, and I realized I’ve had so many new experiences and changes. I have grown so much this year: gained new friends, connected with old ones, had a variety of opportunities in my career and education, and have been able to travel to some places I’ve been wanting to go. What I’m trying to say is that it’s because I followed my heart cautiously, while asking for guidance. I haven’t felt more stable or mature about my feelings and thoughts about myself in a while, and it feels so good.
With that, I’m off to Australia for a girls trip this week, so I won’t be able to get up next week’s post! Sometimes you just need a quick breather to reflect on the amazing things this world has blessed us with!
Is there something else you want to chat about on here? Leave it in the comments below!
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